What is an Electrical Certificate?

Inspected and tested all electrical installations should be every 3 to 10 years. ‘Periodic inspection’ or ‘domestic electrical installation condition report’ is for checks electrical installation.

An electrical inspection reports will:

  • Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
  • Find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards.
  • Identify any defective electrical work.
  • Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.

To check it is safe, it is good to make tests on wiring and fixed electrical equipment.
A schedule is provided of circuits, which is invaluable for a property.

The file includes the following forms along with associated guidance for recipients:

  • Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC)
  • Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate (MEIWC)
  • Electric Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Electrical certificates like Electrical Installation condition report( EICR) for agents, landlords and tenant. Landlord certificate

The Electrical Installations Certificate will indicate whether the electrical work that has been carried out is:

  • New – where the whole installation has been installed as new; if you have been carried out a complete rewire .
  • Addition – applies if an existing installation has been modified by adding one or more new circuits.
  • Alteration – applies where one or more existing circuits have been modified or extended (for example to add a socket), or items such as a consumer unit (fuse box) and switching equipment have been replaced.

The Electrical Installation Certificate will need to be issued any time that there is:

  • When any new single circuit or multiple circuits are being added to any installation that already exists.
  • A newly installed installation
  • When there is any change of distribution board (consumer unit)
  • Following initial verification, and after a full inspection and testing procedures have been undertaken, the Electrical Installation Certificate has to be completed. This is something that is required by law.
  • When there has been any alteration to a circuit, and that modification has required a shift in the protective device.


Living an independent life in our own home is something valued by everyone, and becomes increasingly important in our older years.

However, many older people are disproportionally at risk of electrical hazards in the homeThey are likely to have lived in their properties for longer, meaning there is a long time between comprehensive electrical checks. The electrical installations and appliances also tend to be older; 42% of householders who have lived in their property for 30 or more years living in non-decent accommodation.

There are other barriers to older people being electrically safe, which include a fear of letting strangers into their homes to carry out essential maintenance work, the cost of hiring tradespeople and social isolation – all of which mean hazards may go unnoticed. Dementia can also increase safety risks as memory problems and confusion can mean electrical appliances are used unsafely.

How old is my electrical installation?

Clear signs that can help you tell the age of equipment in the electrical installation in your home include:

  • Fixed cables coated in black rubber (stopped being used in the 1960s).
  • Fixed cables coated in lead or fabric (used before the 1960s).
  • A fuse box with a wooden back, cast iron switches, or a mixture of fuse boxes (used before the 1960s).
  • Older round pin sockets (or light switches), braided flex hanging from ceiling roses, brown (or black) switches, or sockets mounted in or no skirting boards (used before the 1960s).
  • Light switches on the walls or in bathrooms (used before the 1960s).

However old your electrical installation is, It may get damaged and will suffer from wear and tear. So you should get an electrician to check its condition at least every ten years or when you move into a new property.

What is the aim of an electrical installation condition report Manchester?

Electrical installation condition report Manchester and The five main aims of it:

  1. Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe)
  2. Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it
  3. Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IET Wiring Regulations
  4. Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures
  5. Provide an essential record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the future.

 Types of the condition report

In general, there are two types of domestic electrical installation condition report:

  • Visual condition report – this does not include testing and is only suitable if the installation has been testing recently.
  • Periodic inspection reports – this is what we would generally recommend, as it tests the installation and would find any hidden damage.

Landlord certificates Manchester

Landlord certificates Manchester in apartments, flats, houses, HMO’s properties.

An electrical inspection of your property should be close to the following price

( price depends on location and does not include VAT) :

  • One bedroom apartment – £100 – £150
  • Two bedrooms apartment – £120 – £170
  • Three bedrooms apartment – £180 – £230
  • One to two bedroom home – £150 – £200
  • Three to four bedroom home – £200 – £250
  • Five bedrooms home or more extensive – £300 plus

We cover the electrical certificates Manchester; Tameside; Alderley Edge; Wilmslow; Marple; Glossop; Hyde; Denton; Dukinfield; Stalybridge; Oldham; Rochdale; Bacup; Eccles; Salford; Walkden; Worsley; Sale; Prestwich; Whitefield; Bolton; Bury; Irlam; Warrington; Liverpool; North West.