From July 1st 2020 landlords of privately rented properties in England are required have the electrical installation of their rented property Periodically Inspected and Tested at least every five years.  

This inspection and testing must be carried out by someone who is qualified and competent.  Our inspection and testing engineer Darren Briddock holds qualifications covering the periodic inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations and the current version of the Wiring Regulations.  He is also fully insured to undertake such work with both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

We believe in being transparent in our pricing structure for such work and charge per circuit tested rather than by the hour.  That way you know exactly what your test will cost. See the FAQ section below for pricing.

When we undertake a landlord electrical safety inspection, we will supply you with an Electrical Installation Condition Report which gives the results and sets a date for the next inspection and test, you should then:

  • Supply a copy of this report to the existing tenant within 28 days of the inspection and test
  • Supply a copy of this report to a new tenant before they occupy the premises
  • Supply a copy of this report to any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request for the report
  • Supply the local authority with a copy of this report within 7 days of receiving a request for a copy.
  • Retain a copy of the report to give to the inspector and tester who will undertake the next inspection and test.
  • Where the report shows that remedial or further investigative work is necessary, complete this work within 28 days or any shorter period if specified as necessary in the report.
  • Supply written confirmation of the completion of the remedial works from the electrician to the tenant and the local authority within 28 days of completion of the works.

If any works are required to bring your installation up to a safe standard Electrical and Test will also be able to undertake those works for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

The government says I need someone who is a ‘qualified and competent person’ to carry out the test.  Is that you?

Yes.  Our inspection and testing is undertaken by our quality supervisor Darren Briddock, he is qualified to City and Guilds 2391 Electrical Inspection and Testing and 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.  He has 10 years’ experience in inspection and testing and holds both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurances.

How much do you charge?

We believe in transparent pricing and charge inspection and testing on a per circuit basis.  You can calculate who much your test will cost by counting up you circuit breakers or fuses in your consumer unit(s), there will be one per circuit.
We charge a minimum fee of £150 which covers up to 6 circuits and then a further £10 per circuit thereafter.

Someone else has said they will do it cheaper.

There is always someone cheaper but are you getting an adequate test?  Will they be able to spend enough time to test the installation properly, or are they doing so many in a day that they only give a superficial look.  Landlords will not want to scrimp on electrical safety and should pay enough to allow the inspector to make a thorough assessment.  

My installation is safe I know it is, will you just sign me a certificate without looking at it?

No. We are professionals and you should be too.