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Electrical Installation Condition Reports & Portable Appliance Testing

From 1st July 2020, properties in England will need an Electrical Installation Condition Report before a new tenancy begins.

BenPropertySolutionsLTD have teamed up with electricians up and down the country to provide a comprehensive UK electrical safety testing service specifically designed to meet landlords’ legal safety obligations.

We use our position as the UK’s biggest letting agent to negotiate unbeatably low pricing for our 157,000 landlords.

Your Duties as a Landlord

As a landlord, it is your legal duty to ensure all electrical equipment in your property is safe and maintained throughout the whole tenancy. This responsibility covers light fixtures and plugs, as well as internal wiring.

An electrical installation includes all fixed electrical equipment that is supplied through your property’s electricity meter. Just like other features of your property, electrical installations deteriorate and face wear and tear, so need to be properly maintained.

Failure to do so can lead to prosecution and also invalidates most landlord insurance policies. For the safety of your tenants and your business, it is important to get regular electrical safety certification.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

One-off payment:

£69/ Inc. VAT


  • Recommended annually
  • Up To 10 Electrical Appliances Included
  • Free plug and fuse replacements
  • Minor faults corrected and appliance retested
  • Digitally Accessible Certificate of Electrical Safety
  • Engineer compliant to carry out work in accordance with UK law

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

One-off payment + £10 per bedroom:

£159/ Inc. VAT


  • Mandatory in England and Scotland
  • Digitally Accessible Certificate
  • Testing fuses & circuit breakers
  • Engineer compliant to carry out work in accordance with UK law

About PAT Testing

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the checking of the safety of portable (as opposed to fixed) electrical appliances in your property. Confusingly, portable appliances include stationary equipment like fridges and washing machines, as well as things like TVs, kettles and space heaters.

Getting these appliance tested with a PAT is a great way to ensure and prove their safety, allowing you to efficiently fulfil your duties as a landlord.

As a landlord, your duty is to ensure the safety of the electrical appliances in your property. Having a PAT test carried out is a great way to meet your legal obligations and keep your tenants safe.

From a practical point of view, different appliances need testing in accordance with their risk of breaking. High-use, highly portable appliances like toasters are far more likely to be damaged in everyday use than a stationary washing machine, meaning a landlord might responsibly have the former tested every two years, but the latter every four years.

As a minimum, you will need to have the fixed wiring tested at least every five years - see further below. You should also check whether different licensing requirements apply for landlords of HMOs in your area.
BenPropertySolutionsLTD PAT Testing £69
Up To 10 Electrical Appliances Included
Additional appliances (over 10) surplus + £2 per appliance
FREE plug and fuse replacements
Digitally Accessible Certificate of Electrical Safety
Engineer compliant to carry out work in accordance with:
- BS 7671 requirements for electrical installations - IEE wiring regulations eighteenth edition - Health & Safety at work Act 1974 - Health & Safety at work regulations 1999 - Provisions and use of work equipment regulations 1998 - Electricity at work regulations 1989 - Testing completed by fully qualified City & Guilds engineers
Booking Availability
Engineers normally work 8am-6pm Evenings & Saturdays possible depending on availability. If engineer not available, full refund provided.
Monday - Friday (Time of inspection will be confirmed after booking)
Lead Time Available with 5 days notice

Electrical Installation Condition Report

Getting a periodic inspection of your electrical installations via an Electric Installation Condition Report is the best way to fulfil your legal duties as a landlord and make sure that the electrical infrastructure of your property is safe for your tenants.

Your EICR should be carried out by a registered electrician. The inspection will check the condition of your property’s wiring, look for wear & tear and see if your property’s electrical installations pose any shock or fire hazards. You will then receive a report from the electrician.

As a landlord, your duty is to ensure the safety of the electrical appliances in your property. Having a PAT test carried out is a great way to meet your legal obligations and keep your tenants safe.

From a practical point of view, different appliances need testing in accordance with their risk of breaking. High-use, highly portable appliances like toasters are far more likely to be damaged in everyday use than a stationary washing machine, meaning a landlord might responsibly have the former tested every two years, but the latter every four years.

As a minimum, you will need to have the fixed wiring tested at least every five years - see further below. You should also check whether different licensing requirements apply for landlords of HMOs in your area.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) Fixed Wire Testing Starting from £159
Recommended every 5 years
- Failed circuits are retested at time of remedial works taking place
+ £10 per bedroom
Testing fuses & circuit breakers Checking fuse or circuit breaker ratings Also known as RCDs / RCBOs Testing
Full comprehensive quotation for any remedial works, if required
Digitally Accessible Certificate of Electrical Safety
Engineer compliant to carry out work in accordance with:
- BS 7671 requirements for electrical installations - IEE wiring regulations eighteenth edition - Health & Safety at work Act 1974 - Health & Safety at work regulations 1999 - Provisions and use of work equipment regulations 1998 - Electricity at work regulations 1989 - Testing completed by fully qualified City & Guilds engineers
Booking Availability
Engineers normally work 8am-6pm Evenings & Saturdays possible depending on availability. If engineer not available, full refund provided.
Monday - Friday (Time of inspection will be confirmed after booking)
Lead Time Available with 5 days notice

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