10:41 AM, 22nd June 2021, About 3 months ago 16
As the rules came in, we all obviously had to have EICR’s done on all of our properties. Unfortunately, one of my properties failed its EICR. It was issued with a ‘Fail’ EICR … for context, the house was built in the early 1970’s and predictably needed a new consumer unit and a couple of other upgrades. The test cost £200 + VAT … and the remedial work was quoted at £1200 + VAT. Not ideal – but fair enough – I expected it would need work doing.
When I was quoted for the remedial work the Electrician (medium sized local firm) … quoted for the work, including the issuing of an updated certificate.
Now the work has been done, and they have given me a certificate of Installation for the consumer unit – but not an updated EICR!
They are suggesting that I don’t need an updated EICR as the work has been done, but what am I supposed to show the tenant? A copy of the failed EICR plus an installation certificate for a new consumer unit and an invoice for the remedial works? Surely that can’t be right?!?
I read the rules, but felt they are a bit ambiguous (ie. you must evidence that you have had the remedial work done from a failed certificate) – but as my quote was for an updated certificate I am feeling a bit cheated!
Anyone had similar – I cannot understand why they just don’t re-issue another EICR with ‘Satisfactory’ stamped on it!
Not paid them yet.
Any advice greatly appreciated!
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