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Safety Electrical Certificates

Electrical Installation Condition Reporting (EICR)

EICR’s, otherwise known as Periodic Inspections or Landlords Certificates, are required for every electrical installation whether they are domestic 1 bed flats to 5 bedroom detached properties or commercial units/warehouses. We’re here to help you make sure that every box is ticked to give you total peace of mind. A valid EICR certificate is essential for all landlords and commercial property owners. Luckily for you, we make obtaining the correct safety electrical certificates simple and straightforward.

Electrical Installation Certificate

The main purpose of obtaining an EICR certificate is to ensure the safety of your customers, staff or tenants. We carry out a comprehensive check to ensure that everything is working as it should be and that no risk is posed to those living, working or spending time in the property. Our experienced electricians are among the best in the area and know exactly what to look for as they are carrying out their assessment. So when you obtain an electrical installation certificate from us, you can do so with complete confidence.

Why Invest in a Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate?

Electricity is invisible, and cables and conduits are often located in difficult, hard to reach places such as inside walls and cupboards. So making sure that everything is in safe working order can be a challenge, and it’s easy to forget to carry out the correct checks. It is vital that you do so though, as faulty and old wiring can lead to devastating fires. So give us a call, and we will ensure that your cables, switches and sockets are all in good condition.

Electrical Installation Condition Reports Essex

Whatever the age of your electrical installation, it will naturally suffer some wear and tear. Depending on the type of use of the property i.e. rental properties there is a recommended time scale for electrical inspections:

  • Domestic properties privately owned – 10 years/change of ownership
  • Domestic properties rented – every 5 Years/change of tenancy
  • Commercial properties – Every 5 years/change of tenancy or use (there are exceptions e.g. Cinema’s 1-3 Years)

Commercial and Landlords Electrical Certificate

At IDV Electrical we can carry out EICR’s or VCR’s (Visual Condition Report) on Domestic and Commercial properties. The EICR test is sometimes referred to as the ‘landlord safety test’ and ‘homebuyer’s test’.
Our current clients include homeowners, private landlords with 1 rented property or portfolios, commercial landlords and property management companies. We are confident working with a range of different clients and can work on sites of varying sizes and complexities.

We’re really proud of the prices we are able to offer our clients, and our electrical safety certificate cost is among the most competitive in the area. To find out more, get in touch with us today.

Visual Condition Reporting

As well as our electrical safety certificate, we also provide a VCR service for our clients. VCR or Visual Condition Reporting consists of a visual inspection of an electrical installation without any testing taking place. We’re one of the leading providers of this service, and over the years we have built up a reputation as the experts in visual condition reports Essex clients know that they can trust.

Visual Condition Reports Essex

What happens when we carry out visual condition reporting on your property? Well, we will take a look at an agreed percentage of electrical points. These points are inspected for visual damage, loose connections, burnt terminations, and so on. We conduct a thorough check on points throughout the property and a report is produced containing a thorough summary and any recommendations. Our electricians leave no stone unturned while carrying out a VCR check, and will quickly be able to identify any problems that need attending to.

VCR or EICR Test?

There can sometimes be some confusion between a VCR and an EICR – so which one is right for you and your property? As it does not include testing, we recommend that visual conditioning reporting is only carried out on properties where testing has recently taken place. If you are unsure which service is right for you, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. A member of our friendly, knowledgeable team will be able to tell you if you should proceed with a visual condition report or an EICR test.

Before Your Visual Check Reporting

Before we carry out any kind of work, we recommend that our clients visually inspect their properties as thoroughly as they can. This is so they can spot any broken fixtures and fittings or any other areas of concern. This information can then be given to the electrician on arrival. They can then give those problem areas the attention that they warrant, and take any appropriate action.

So if you’ve spotted something that worries you, don’t be scared to bring it up with one of our electricians. They’ll be able to solve the issue as quickly as possible.

Trusted Safety Electrical Certificates

Whether you are opting for the VCR or are in need of a more comprehensive landlords’ electrical certificate, we will be able to help. Every single member of our team, from our telephone advisors to our electricians, are used to delivering a truly exceptional service in Essex. We’ll make sure that the whole process is simple and straightforward from start to finish, and you receive all the information that you need.

We comply with all current rules and regulations, never cutting corners in our pursuit of a great service. So get in touch with us today, and we’ll take it from there.


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Mr C Napthine, Epping, 

I have used IDV Electrical services for many years and must say I am impressed with the services we receive. We have used them for many conditional reports from offices to domestic rented dwellings. The speed we get the reports back with a list of defects and prices associated is above expectation. I would not hesitate to recommend IDV electrical to friends, family and business associates.


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