It is fantastic news that the country wide COVID-19 restrictions are now being eased, meaning travel around the UK and property buying, letting and management can be conducted more easily. Sadly however, travel abroad is still prohibited.
Let us tell you what news there is in the renting world of property! Restrictions have now been put into place for landlords renting out their properties. As of the 1st April 2021, an EICR certificate is mandatory for each existing tenancy (They applied to all new tenancies from 1st July 2020).
The purpose of the EICR is to find any potential fire hazards/electric shock risks, identify any defective electrical work, detect any lack of earthing or bonding and pinpoint any overloading of electrical circuits/equipment.
Many homes will be surprised by this as it has silently come into force. For the home-owners who are not renting their property (ies) out, you have nothing to worry about, but for the rest, the advice is to double check that you are ticking all the legal requirements. It can be very daunting when looking at the legal specifications, a property expert or electrical engineer will be able to assist you.
Here at Gore, we are committed to ensuring the highest standards are met, plus avoiding big penalty fees for any forgotten legislation. If you have any questions regarding the EICR, please do not hesitate to contact us. There are many rules and regulations to adhere to and we are here to take the worry off your hands!
As the weather continues to improve, many of you will be inclined to book UK holidays, it is now legal to stay in self-contained accommodation in your household or bubble. Do not be concerned with your properties while you are away as we are on hand to monitor the conditions of your property, check-in on your plants and pets, and generally leave you feeling worry free!
We look forward to being part of your household, lifting the weight of your property off your mind and giving you the luxury and gift of time to spend on the things that are more important.
For more information regarding the EICR please visit the government’s website on the link provided below or do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: +44 7542 806 880