Building Regs Certificate of Compliance or EICR on new property?

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13:53 PM, 2nd November 2020
About a month ago

Building Regs Certificate of Compliance or EICR on new property?

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Building Regs Certificate of Compliance or EICR on new property?

I have a NIC Building Regs Certificate of Compliance on a 1 year old new build. Despite this the letting agent says I require a EICR.

Having spoken to an electrical engineer locally he says that the building regs certificate I have is more than adequate as it carries more weight than an EICR and the letting agent should accept this.

Can any electrical engineers/letting agents comment?

Many Thanks

Dean


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Paul Shears

10:56 AM, 3rd November 2020
About 4 weeks ago

I suggest that you get a definitive statement from enquiries@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk and forward their response to the agent.
My agent backed down on a similar issue due to the Electricalsafetyfirst response that I sent to them.
Electricalsafetyfirst seem to be completely independent.

Rico

9:20 AM, 5th November 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 03/11/2020 - 10:56
Thanks for the info Paul

Jaswinder Rayat

20:28 PM, 5th November 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Hi
Can someone please clear this for me. If a qualified electrician issues a NICEIC installation certificate having checked the existing electrics instead of an EICR , will this suffice?
Thanks
Jess

The Secret Landlord

7:49 AM, 7th November 2020
About 4 weeks ago

I had a building regs cert for a full new rewire on a property done 3 years ago. Agent would not take this and given I was due to lose a tenant over it (they had someone ready to move in but would not allow it without getting a new EICR) I then just got a new report. I was frustrated, but took the view it wasn't worth the argument and lost rent over.

Jaswinder Rayat

8:11 AM, 7th November 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by The Secret Landlord at 07/11/2020 - 07:49
Thanks secret landlord. It's really frustrating that no clear guidance is available anywhere to this particular dilemma and it depends on the managing agent who themselves are not clear about this and take the easy route out costing us unnecessarily.
Hope other landlords might answer this?
Jess


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