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Electrical Inspection Condition Reports

Electrical Safety Experts

Unless you are buying a newly built house in Barr’s Court, Bristol you will never be sure of the standard of the electrical systems working within the home you are buying.

Like a car that requires an MOT, homes should also be checked regularly (at least every 10 years) for their electrical safety.

Cables are usually hidden inside our walls, and consumer units are often hidden in cupboards, so it is not surprising that we forget to check the condition of our electrical installation for damage or wear and tear. Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires in the home. You can reduce the risk of a fire by checking the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories regularly.

Put your trust in MJP Electrical to check the safety of your home electrical system by booking us in to perform an EICR check. Use the links above to book an Electrician at your convenience.

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Reviews

Hundreds of happy customers
  • Great knowledge on call out

    Rich King Avatar
    Rich King
    11/02/2020

    Really impressed by the level of customer service.

    Abigail Wyatt-Smith Avatar
    Abigail Wyatt-Smith
    6/22/2021
  • MJP did some electrical work in the garden, very efficient, good quality and decent price.

    Andrew Shepherd Avatar
    Andrew Shepherd
    7/09/2020

    Mark and his team upgraded my consumer unit for me. Quick response, very tidy and professional. Only the best quality... read more

    Matt Coombs Avatar
    Matt Coombs
    5/26/2020
  • Great service from MJP. Really happy with a large domestic job they did for me. Professional & great value.Would highly recommend.

    Jenson&Lottie Spencer Avatar
    Jenson&Lottie Spencer
    9/06/2020

    Mark provided an electrical installation condition report for a property I was purchasing. I was very happy with the... read more

    Dave Jones Avatar
    Dave Jones
    7/09/2020
  • The service provided was outstanding, very professional and the work was carried out to a high standard.I would highly recommend... read more

    Chris Taylor Avatar
    Chris Taylor
    6/09/2020

    Great service would recommend

    Shane Nurdin Avatar
    Shane Nurdin
    11/09/2019
  • I was let down by an electrician just before I had a job to do and I contacted Mark and... read more

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    samuel rooke
    8/23/2021

    Very efficient local and friendly service

    Amanda Randall Avatar
    Amanda Randall
    8/23/2021
  • Having bought an electric car and wishing to make full use of the charging at home. MJP Electrical were... read more

    Bob Smith Avatar
    Bob Smith
    7/09/2020

    On Friday evening we decided to put up some shelves. We were very unlucky as we drilled through the cable... read more

    Beata G Avatar
    Beata G
    11/09/2019
  • Very polite, explained what he was doing as he went along. Neat and tidy and very punctual. Would highly recommend... read more

    Alun F Avatar
    Alun F
    7/29/2021

    MJP electrical are a fantastic service. We have used them for several call outs at our home. Mark is a... read more

    Cynthia Mayo Avatar
    Cynthia Mayo
    6/09/2020
  • A honest tradesmen who gets on with the job.

    Ryan Roberts Avatar
    Ryan Roberts
    6/09/2020

    MJP recently did a complete house rewire for us and we cannot recommend them more! They transformed our house and... read more

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    Evan Price
    9/10/2021
  • couldn't recommend this company enough after a emergency call on a friday night they were here within minutes after my... read more

    Claire Grady Avatar
    Claire Grady
    12/05/2020

    Very happy with the rewire of our house. After failing an inspection alot of work needed doing to get the... read more

    S Hartley Avatar
    S Hartley
    3/26/2020
  • Easy and professional, would recommend

    Robert McKersie Avatar
    Robert McKersie
    6/09/2020

    Work carried out efficiently and cleanly. Would use again.

    Rose Browning Avatar
    Rose Browning
    6/09/2020
  • Outstanding Bristol electrician he did a full rewire on my house. Professional and reliable and did a great job would... read more

    james phillips Avatar
    james phillips
    6/09/2020

    Called them up, they responded immediately and Jake popped around in under 2 hours and fixed my (quite complicated) problem... read more

    Mark Mason Avatar
    Mark Mason
    8/09/2021
  • Mark was great, very professional service. Thanks so much!

    Amy Carter Avatar
    Amy Carter
    5/06/2021

    Oliver from MJP did an Electrical Installation Condition Report on an appartment that we are going to rent out. The... read more

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    Hawkeye151
    7/14/2021
  • Fantastic service from start to finish, the team were very responsive, polite, knowledgeable and great value for money. Will 100%... read more

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    kevin milton
    8/23/2021

    Being a overseas landlord it’s really great and reassuring to have a very professional and reliable company like MJP Electrical... read more

    Sam Roach Avatar
    Sam Roach
    7/09/2020
  • Really pleased with this company- everything was very smooth to book and the work was great and good value etc... read more

    Fi Abbey Avatar
    Fi Abbey
    7/05/2021

    Fast and professional service

    Simon M Avatar
    Simon M
    1/24/2021
  • Great service from MJP. Really happy with a large domestic job they did for me. Professional & great value.Would highly recommend.

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    SpendogLottieLu 2511
    6/09/2020

    Mark has done work for me on several occasions sometimes at short notice. Very professional and reliable service at reasonable... read more

    Mark Baber Avatar
    Mark Baber
    6/09/2020
  • Superb service, responsed. Quickly Efficient tidy job. Reasonable pricing. Highly recommend

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    chris bullock
    11/09/2018

    Mark was able to get the info he needed to quote me via a series of whattsapp pics and a... read more

    Neil Biggs Avatar
    Neil Biggs
    6/09/2020
  • Great service and highly recommended. Had a few issues with electrics at our shop and was fixed quickly professionally and... read more

    Natalia Molina Cardo Avatar
    Natalia Molina Cardo
    8/16/2021

    Really good , professional work completed for our rewiring. Happily recommend MJP for electrical work.

    Chris Machin Avatar
    Chris Machin
    7/05/2021
  • Second time I have used MJP. I needed work doing urgently and they managed to sort it out, even though... read more

    Anita K Avatar
    Anita K
    7/06/2021

    Absolute pleasure to work with MJP. David turned up bang on time and talked me through the process and we... read more

    Will Glossop Avatar
    Will Glossop
    5/06/2021
  • Good service. Quick, flexible and made sure my property was safe.

    Chris Pawlowski Avatar
    Chris Pawlowski
    8/09/2020

    Great service. I needed a lot of work done with a new house but unsure of exactly how much work... read more

    Luke Stone Avatar
    Luke Stone
    12/26/2019
  • MJP replaced my consumer unit with a new fully RCD protected one followed up with a full EICR along with... read more

    Greg Chadwick Avatar
    Greg Chadwick
    8/30/2021

    Excellent service, clean professional work completed to a very high standard, polite attitude from engineers, received great communication all... read more

    Susan Fenton Avatar
    Susan Fenton
    11/02/2020
  • Excellent service, quick to respond, professional would highly recommend.

    Alison Gapper Avatar
    Alison Gapper
    6/09/2020

    Excellent company and service.

    fozzyg63 Avatar
    fozzyg63
    6/06/2021
  • Very happy with the quick service when we were with no power, very friendly service at a reasonable price, ... read more

    David Bleaden Avatar
    David Bleaden
    11/09/2019

    Very good service, prompt and professional.

    Tim Rabone Avatar
    Tim Rabone
    6/09/2020
  • Easy to deal with on time and on budget. Thank you!

    Leon Baker Avatar
    Leon Baker
    6/09/2020

    Very pleased with Work carried out! Would highly recommend👍🏻

    Christian Hill Avatar
    Christian Hill
    11/02/2020
  • In preparation for a conversion I required the existing electrics all be cut off and a new board and temporary... read more

    Jo Avatar
    Jo
    8/23/2021

    Very quick reply to query and quote provided same day. Professional and friendly

    Kama Miller Avatar
    Kama Miller
    8/09/2020
  • Excellent service, prompt professional and quickly identified the problem. I’d definitely use them again.

    Matt Thompson Avatar
    Matt Thompson
    7/09/2020

    I enquired with MJP about a partial re-wire, they were very quick to respond and offer their professional advice where... read more

    Michael Kempton Avatar
    Michael Kempton
    11/09/2019
  • Honest and very reasonably priced . Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

    Paul Brooks Avatar
    Paul Brooks
    11/09/2019

    David was friendly and professional throughout and gave us an honest assessment of the work required and the timescale it... read more

    Richard O'Brien Avatar
    Richard O'Brien
    7/03/2021
  • Very thorough, competent and trustworthy

    Rosalind Evans Avatar
    Rosalind Evans
    6/06/2021

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If you cannot find your location on our list, please feel free to get in touch to see if we work in your area and get a quote

 

Frequently asked questions

Let us answer your important questions

A: An electrical installation condition report (EICR) identifies any damage, deterioration, defects and/or conditions which may give rise to danger along with observations for which improvement is recommended.

A: Prices are as follows:

£240 inc VAT for up to and including 10 circuits.

Extra circuits tested will be charged at £24 each.

Also, a bespoke quote can be arranged on request. 

A: From 1st June 2020, private landlords in England will be required to have the electrical installation in their rental properties checked by a qualified electrician to ensure that they are safe.
This means that:
• Electrical installations must be inspected and tested prior to the start of a new tenancy from 1st July 2020
• Checks must be carried out on any existing tenancies by 1st April 2021
These checks must then be carried out on a five yearly basis.
A copy of the most recent electrical safety condition report (EICR) must be provided to both new and retained tenants.
The landlord is responsible for making sure that the person who completes the check is suitably competent. Using an electrician or firm that is a member of an accredited registration scheme operated by a recognized body will give you the confidence that this has been achieved.

A: Electrical installations are not immune to the process of ageing, deterioration and even general wear and tear. For this reason, an EICR should be conducted at regular intervals. British Standard BS 76719 (IET Wiring Regulations) recommends the following intervals for businesses, landlords and homeowners:

  1. Businesses – employers are recommended to have an EICR test undertaken once every five years.
  2. Buy-to-let or rented property – landlords should have an EICR test done every five years or when new tenants enter the property.
  3. Homeowners – an EICR is recommended every 10 years. If the property has a swimming pool, this should be tested once every year.

A: Electrical installation condition report

As a homeowner, you want the peace of mind that the electrics in your home are safe. The building regulations require your electrical installation is tested every ten years if you own your home, and every five years if you are a landlord or live in rented accommodation.

The Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), previously known as the Periodic Inspection Report, is carried out by a qualified electrician and involves the following:

  • Inspection of earthing system and supply characteristics.
  • Inspection of the consumer unit or fuse board.
  • Inspection of methods of installation and wiring.
  • Inspection of a sample of switches, sockets and other fixtures including light fittings.
  • Checking and testing the polarity of the installation.
  • Checking and testing earth continuity of circuits.
  • Checking and testing the integrity of the insulation of cabling
  • Testing protective devices to ensure they work to protect you and your family from electric shock.

A: around 3-4 hours

It is generally recommended that an EICR is carried out every ten years (five for privately rented properties) or when there is a change of occupancy in a dwelling. Typically an EICR will take around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on the size of a property and the number of circuits requiring testing.

A: An EICR will check if your property’s electrics have any faults that cannot be identified through a visual check. A number of faults may occur, such as electrical circuits being overloaded or overheating during use. If any electrical circuit is not properly installed – for example, without earthing or bonding to safely secure the electrics – it may potentially cause a fire or shock hazard. EICR testing will identify any defective electrical work within the system.

A visual check can also be performed to give you a quick analysis of how safe your property is. This will look for broken sockets and light switches, damaged cables and scorching / burn marks as a result of overloading the power outlet. It will also look at the residual current device (RCD) for the circuits that operate the bathrooms and gardens. It is recommended that this visual check is completed at regular intervals in between the more in-depth EICR tests.After the test has been completed, the testing engineer will produce a certificate for you. It will detail any damages, deterioration, defects or other dangerous conditions. It will also highlight anything that doesn’t match the present day safety standards and things that might put people at risk.Should the EICR test come back as negative, the EICR will be classed as “unsatisfactory” meaning that the required work needs to be done, without delay, to remove the risk to those living or working at the property. As well as returning an “unsatisfactory” result, the report will detail which electrical system(s) failed the test. Work required is classified using the following codes:</p?

  • C1 – ‘danger is present’, risk of injury is likely and immediate action is required.
  • C2 – potentially dangerous and remedial action is needed urgently.
  • C3 – improvement to your electrical system is recommended. C3 is the only classification code that can appear on a report and still pass the EICR test.

Once your electrical system has passed the inspection fully and any urgent remedial work has been completed, you will be provided with an EICR Certificate of Safety, giving you peace of mind that your electrics are safe.

A: While there isn’t any legislation that specifically says homeowners, businesses or landlords should have an EICR certificate, laws such as the Landlord and Tenants Act (1985) and Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) outline the responsibilities that landlords and employers have with regards to the safety of tenants and employees respectively. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 also require that precautions are taken against the risk of injury sustained from electricity used in work activities.

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