By law, we are required to make sure that all electrical installations and wiring are maintained in a safe condition. Our policy is to carry out five year safety inspections, using a qualified electrician to ensure your home is safe. If you are a new customer the safety check is completed before you move in.
After the inspection has been completed, you will be given an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). The report will include recommendations as to what remedial action (if any) is required and confirm if the installation is for continued use.
It’s crucial that you maintain any electrical items that you bring into your homes and register any new appliances you buy with the manufacturer.
In addition to your home, we are also responsible for the communal areas of a house, block of flats or estate that is shared with other residents (i.e. corridors, entrance halls, stairwells etc). A periodic inspection will be carried for the communal areas and an EICT produced, covering all electrical installations and wiring.
What we need from you!
- If you receive contact from ourselves or Lantei (our electrical contractors) to arrange an appointment please contact us straight away so we can get your electricity looked at as soon as possible. Delaying access can be extremely harmful. If you do deny us access to your property we can then go down the legal route which is something that we only do as a last resort.
- Please never try to carry out your own electrical repairs. Always contact us if you have any issues with your electric as soon as they appear.
- Regularly check your electrical appliances for damage to cables, signs of over heating or burning, loose or missing parts.
- Don’t overload plug sockets. When you use an extension lead check the maximum current rating stated for the extension lead and never exceed this. Don’t plug an extension lead into another extension lead.
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