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Just a quick one

I have done many EICR tests with the latest legislation regarding rentals BUT I have had a few phone calls from estate agents/landlords asking me to look at a certificate they have...

Many a time they are 2/3 pages with next to no info

One just now is 2 pages with no schedule of inspections or schedule of results... looks like a waste of paper to me

Now I know I can't specifically do anything but my advise to the letting agent is to get it done properly because IMO that isn't a certificate and with them being responsible they need to cover their behinds

Am I right in saying this? I'm sure the blank certificates in the regs are the minimum information required on a certificate

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I never use the supplied observation space as there is not enough room to fully explain in simple terms.
dispite this I never leave it blank. I write across the space please refer to page ???.

if ever there was nothing to report ( however unlikely) I would state that the instal is fully compliant in the observation page. although it’s never happened.


what is that under agreed limitations “Ebbal”. .?
 

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I never use the supplied observation space as there is not enough room to fully explain in simple terms.
dispite this I never leave it blank. I write across the space please refer to page ???.

if ever there was nothing to report ( however unlikely) I would state that the instal is fully compliant in the observation page. although it’s never happened.


what is that under agreed limitations “Ebbal”. .?
When I first looked I thought it said EBADS not sure but firstly it's in the wrong section and secondly its now ADS. These EICRs are just getting worse they used to at least look like someone had actually been to site wrote the DB schedule and then made up the results, now they look like they been wrote out by someone who does not have the first clue about electrics .
 

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At some point some tennnant somewhere will be killed because of an electrical fault. The court will look into things and the satisfactory EICR will be shown by the landlord/agent. An expert witness will be called who will rip the said EICR to pieces, and the 'electrician' who produced it will end up in prison.

Only a matter of time, but it will happen somewhere.
 
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I never use the supplied observation space as there is not enough room to fully explain in simple terms.
dispite this I never leave it blank. I write across the space please refer to page ???.

if ever there was nothing to report ( however unlikely) I would state that the instal is fully compliant in the observation page. although it’s never happened.


what is that under agreed limitations “Ebbal”. .?
Not quite sure but it was agreed with the landlord 🤣
 

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Thanks everyone I was 99.99999% sure I was right in telling the agent that it was invalid. He is actually in agreement with me. Just another landlord trying to cut corners to penny pinch

May be a landlord who isn't fully aware of what constitutes an EICR. If an electrician hands him a completed report, he should be able to trust that it is suitable.
 

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EICRs run to 4 or 5 pages or more and every little tick box must have something in it, (even if it’s N/A)

There sometimes even a page number at the bottom to tell you how many pages there’s should be.

Those examples are just plain lazy.
 

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