Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk of a fire by checking the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories regularly.
As a best practice safety measure, an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) should be carried out to inspect electrical systems within a property. You may also hear this report referred to as a Landlord Electrical Certificate, or a Periodic Inspection.
An electrician will inspect the property’s electrical wiring, circuits and items connected to the electrics for damage which may affect safety. Any faults or wiring that does not meet current regulations and safety standards will be identified and documented. You will then be issued with the EICR, and a covering letter for the report, detailing any recommendations of work that should be carried out to maintain the condition and safety of the wiring, reducing the risks of shocks and electrical fires.
The home buyers report is designed to give an overall opinion on the condition of a property. In addition, it will include a valuation and a re-instatement cost figure.
The report will run through the condition of each area and element of the property. It will also give useful information for legal advisors and will point out any visible defects. Defects which are identified will be highlighted and recommended for further investigation. Advice about repairs and ongoing maintenance will be given.
The homebuyers report is built on an easy to understand ‘traffic light system’. Each section prompts the surveyor to give a ‘condition rating’ which is red, amber or green. Red ratings mean the surveyor recommends further action. Amber means attention may be required and a green rating shows that everything is ok.
Always make sure to obtain a Home Buyer Report if:
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