Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) Landlord Guidance

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 has changed the way all landlords in Wales rent their properties, improving how we rent, manage, and live in rented homes in Wales. In line with the legislation, it’s a legal requirement to have provided your Contract-holder with a copy of a valid EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report).

What is an EICR test?

An EICR test (also called a landlord electrical safety certificate or fixed wire test) checks the electrical installation in a property. This ensures light fittings, sockets, wiring, and fuse boxes are all safe and are not fire hazards. EICR tests in Wales are mandatory by law.

What will be displayed on the EICR?

The report will comprehensively outline instances of deterioration, defects, hazardous situations, and any instances of not meeting current safety standards that could potentially lead to safety risks. Additionally, the report will provide actionable recommendations to address and rectify these findings.

Deadline for EICR

The deadline set by Welsh Government to have your electrical installation certificate in place is the 30th of November 2023 If you fail to have your EICR in place by this date then please be aware you will be breaking legislation and your property will be deemed unfit for habitation. Our MGY maintenance team can help you, please e-mail our maintenance team at maintenance@mgy.co.uk

More Information

Want to know more about how housing law in Wales has changed? Click here: https://www.gov.wales/landlords-housing-law-has-changed-renting-homes