Electrical installation Condition Report (EICR)
Hosts have a legal duty to ensure that the electrics in their property are tested for electrical safety. The certification is normally valid for five years.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) must be carried out by a competent person. Using a firm that is a member of an accredited registration scheme operated by a recognised body will give some degree of confidence that this has been achieved.
Once completed the results are recorded onto the certificate. The host must keep copies of the record for five years.
This is a typical cost for a holiday let (2-4 bedrooms)
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
Hosts have a legal duty to ensure all portable appliances in their properties are tested for safety in order to comply with strict electrical standards.
Some examples of portable appliances are as follows :–
Portable Appliance Certificate:
A portable appliance test must be carried out every 12 months. Each appliance is tested individually and labelled pass or fail.
Once completed, the results are recorded onto the certificate. The host must keep copies of the record for two years.
This is a typical cost for a holiday let (up to 10 portable appliances)
Legislation outlines that electrical systems and appliances should be checked regularly by an approved electrician. Since December 2016, landlords require an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) for all rented properties. This assessment does not cover self-catering, however is a demonstrable way to show safety in a holiday let.
In Scotland, the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel maintains that all holiday let owners maintain their electrical to a safe standard for guests to use.
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