July 2019 / 3 posts found

When Do I Need A Landlord Electrical Report?

by ElectricBluContractors
When Do I Need A Landlord Electrical Report? A common question asked by many in the private rental sector is: When Do I Need A Landlord Electrical Report? A landlord electrical report, more correctly known as an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is an important document relating to the safety of the electrics within your rental property. However there is a lot of confusion about when one is needed, and how often they need to be “redone” So if you have been wondering: When do I need a Landlord Electrical Report? read our guide to see the full answer What […]

Do Landlords Need To Fit RCDs to Rental Properties?

by ElectricBluContractors
Do Landlords Need To Fit RCDs to Rental Properties? There seems to be a lot of debate around the requirements for landlords to fit RCDs to rental properties. This confusion extends further than just landlords themselves, quite a few electricians too seem to be giving conflicting advice. Unfortunately the regulations surrounding this aren’t very clear which doesn’t help. Recent changes surrounding wiring regulations and upcoming legislation surrounding “mandatory inspections” muddy the waters even further. Have you ever asked: Do Landlords Need to Fit RCDs in Their Properties? Read on for the low down…. Not only that, but we also commit to updating this guide so that if […]

No RCD on cables less than 50mm from surface

by ElectricBluContractors
No RCD on cables less than 50mm from surface If you have recently had a landlord or homebuyer electrical report completed on your property, you may have seen “No RCD on cables less than 50mm from surface” listed on the report. This issue is quite common to encounter on a property where the fuse board / consumer unit has not been upgraded recently. This leaves numerous circuits lacking RCD protection. Full RCD protection across all circuits has only been introduced as a concept just over 10 years ago. So, I’ll outline what the requirement is with regards RCD protection for cables less than […]