How much does an electrical safety certificate cost in 2020
The electrical safety certificate costs in this article are correct as of 2020
We all want the peace of mind that comes with knowing our homes are safe, and an electrical safety inspection can help reassure us that our home’s electrics are sound. If you are selling your home, or are a landlord, then an electrical safety certificate will also be essential for showing that your home’s electrics are up to date and meet modern safety standards. This guide lays out what electrical certificate costs that you can expect.
Electrical safety certificate costs
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) should be carried out if you have any concerns about the condition of your home’s electrics. It is generally recommended that you have one carried out every ten years or so to ensure there are no faults. Some insurance companies can require one to be carried out before providing coverage, and if you are selling your house, it can be useful to have one done to show your home is safe. If you are a landlord, it a legal requirement to ensure your home is safe, and you should have one performed at least every five years, if not for every new tenancy.
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The test will cover your home’s consumer unit (also known as the fusebox), outlets and wiring, inspecting the earthing and bonding, checking for live wires and looking for damage on any fittings and accessories. After the inspection is carried out by an electrician who is qualified to self-certify their work, they will issue a certificate showing that your circuits are safe.
In terms of price, electrical certificate costs generally depend on the size of the property and complexity of the circuits being inspected. Typically, we have found that for smaller properties such as one-bed flats, EICR certificate costs begin at around £150, and rise to around £300 for larger properties like three-bedroom homes. For much larger properties, this may be even more.