Category: EICR

Landlord Electrical Services in Wakefield

Landlord Electrical Services in Wakefield If you own a rental property in the Wakefield area, you know that keeping on top of electrical maintenance is important. It’s more than just replacing a light switch when the tenant reports a fault, it’s complying with your legal obligations regarding property safety. The Private Rental Sector (PRS) has a number of particular and...

Do Landlords Need To Fit RCDs to Rental Properties?

Introduction to RCDs & Private 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...

Presence & Condition Of Distributors Earthing Arrangement

Presence & Condition of Distributors Earthing Arrangement Have you had a homebuyer or landlord electrical report and received a code under the heading “Presence & Condition of Distributors Earthing Arrangement”? If your inspecting electrician hasn’t properly explained what this issue is, you may be unsure what you are dealing with. In our latest post on EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)...

Thermal Damage to Cable Insulation

Thermal Damage to Cable Insulation Did you have an EICR (otherwise known as a landlord/homebuyer report) completed and you received a code indicating that you have “Thermal Damage to Cable Insulation”? You may have been left wondering what exactly this means and how best to approach repairing the thermal damage to the cable insulation. If your electrician has failed to...

No BS7671 Dual Colour Warning Label

Lack of BS7671 Dual Colour Warning Label at Installation Has your recent electrical safety report (more properly called an EICR) had a fault listed for the lack of a BS7671 Dual Colour Warning Label? First and foremost don’t worry because this is a comparatively trivial issue with your electrical installation. Whilst it does warrant inclusion in the report, this issue...

Condition Of Insulation Of Live Parts

Condition Of Insulation Of Live Parts If your recent homebuyer / landlord report has flagged an issue for “Condition Of Insulation Of Live Parts” then you may be wondering what all this means? Many other electricians fail to provide any real detail (or if possible, pictures) with their electrical reports. As such, it can often feel like Double Dutch to...

Unsheathed Basic Insulation Outside Of Enclosure

Unsheathed Basic Insulation Outside Of Enclosure If you’ve recently had a landlord/homebuyer report completed on a property and received a fault for “Unsheathed Basic Insulation“, you may be a little confused as to what this all means. Sadly the terminology used within electrical reports may as well be in a foreign language (unless of course you are an electrician!). Many...