Are you a landlord looking to have an EICR in Glasgow? Energy Certificates Scotland Ltd. have qualified electricians on hand to provide you with an EICR. Our team of trusted experts can provide you with gas safe landlord certificates with a speedy and efficient approach.
If you are a landlord seeking an EICR, and are situated in Glasgow, get in touch today for a free quote.
EICR Certificates Glasgow
As a landlord in Glasgow, it is your responsibility to ensure that everything in your property is up to date and meets regulated standards. This also includes anything related to electrics in the building. Get piece of mind when it comes to securing an EICR in Glasgow. Our experienced engineers will carry out an in-depth inspection of all electrical systems in your home, identifying any issues when they might arise. At Energy Certificates Scotland Ltd., we understand that preparing your property for a tenant can be a stressful and tiring experience. Let us take the hassle out of securing an EICR certificate to your property in Glasgow. Our quick EICR service will ensure that your property is approved in good time.
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Energy Certificates Scotland Ltd.
Who are we?
As a company, ECS Ltd. is driven by a team of specialists who have broad experience in the provision of EICR certificates across the property industry.
In our time within the industry, we have been involved in countless cases in residential development and properties. Over 25 years, we have witnessed fresh legislation and industry wide norms that we have adapted to and embraced as professionals in energy safety. Our team have truly seen it all.
The gas safe registered engineers in our team have gone through years of practical training that has honed the efficiency of their approach. Combined with their expert knowledge, our services are focused on customer care that instantly makes your life easier as a landlord in modern day Scotland.
Why Choose Us?
Our glowing set of feedback from past clients are solid indicators of the level of service we provide. Driven by two and half decades of experience, we know how to approach and resolve every scenario with confidence. Private landlords and letting agencies who come to us and trust us time and time again can vouch for that.
In the Scottish property market, our reputation precedes us, and helps attract new clients who are won over by our attentiveness and professionalism.
Both verbally and online, we receive referrals who need an EICR landlord certificate, and are brought in by our fair pricing and quick turnaround process. We aim to provide you with your EICR certificate the same day of your assessment, sending it over to you electronically so you have it to hand right away.
In addition to your EICR, we can put together a customised package deal that caters to your property’s other energy safety needs. We can arrange this through discussing your situation.
Locations We Cover
Energy Certificate Scotland Ltd. are mostly active throughout central Scotland in the United Kingdom – namely, in Glasgow.
EICR Certificates in Glasgow
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We work for letting agencies and landlords throughout Glasgow City, in the Westend of Glasgow and surrounding regions like in Paisley.
If this all sounds right for you, get in touch with us right away. We will pinpoint a time and date that is best to visit your property, then conduct your EICR checks.
We follow stringent COVID-19 precautions based on the most current updated government guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions about EICR Certificates
Here are some key insights into the topic of EICR Certificates.
Do I need an EICR Report?
The rules have changed relatively recently, so even if you didn’t need a report in the past, from July 1st 2020 you will now be legally obliged to have a report for any property that you rent out. This is also the case if you own a business, and a report must be made of your building.
Although there is no legal requirement to have a report done if you own the home you live in, it is still recommended that you get one done once every ten years as a minimum – as lots of fires start thanks to faulty electrics in the home.
How long will my certificate be valid for?
An EICR certificate will be valid for five years after it was issued. Despite this however, it is always recommended that you have a new certificate issued for the start of each tenancy, as it can give both you and your tenants the peace of mind that the property is as safe as possible.
How much will the report cost?
The costs of the report will vary depending on the kind of property you’re living in. For example, a studio flat will have a lower cost than a detached property. The best thing to do is to contact us and give us some details about your property, and we will then be able to put together a price for you.
Can anyone issue an EICR certificate?
In order for an EICR certificate to be legal, the inspection must have been carried out by a qualified electrician who has undertaken the appropriate training courses to arm them with the knowledge they need.
Simply being a qualified electrician is not enough, but you can be sure that each and every member of our team will have the qualifications needed. If you do hold the correct qualifications, you are also able to issue certificates for properties that you own yourself.
What will be checked during the inspection?
The inspection is very thorough and will seek to identify any issues with a building’s electrics that might go on to cause a serious problem with regards to safety in the future. All wiring and equipment will be checked visually as well as physically, and this will include things like cables, distribution boards, switches and sockets. To put it simply, if there is something in your property that has anything to do with electricity, it will be tested during this inspection.
What is the process of an inspection?
In order to be sure that your property satisfies all regulations and should be given a certificate, there are four stages that will take place during your inspection. These are:
- Visual inspection: This is where the property will be inspected at face value, to see if there is anything that is obviously wrong about anything that could cause a problem.
- Dead testing: This part of the test will test your electric connectors to ensure that the connections are sound, and that the insulation is working as it should. The insulation should be in place to prevent system shocks, so it is particularly important that it is intact.
- Live testing: Here, the engineer is testing what would happen if there was a major problem with any part of your system. Ideally, your system would shut down quickly to avoid any further damage, and this test will work out whether your system is able to perform in this way.
- RCD testing: This is where your residual-current devices are tested. These are in place for the purpose of preventing fires, so this is a very important stage in the process if you’re renting out your property.
Will I be without power during the inspection?
You will have power for some of the time, but there will need to be times where it is switched off. Therefore, you should take all appropriate measures to make sure that everything is safe and secure and avoid opening your fridge and freezer while there is no power to it.
How long can I expect the test to take?
Again, this will depend on the size of your property, and exactly how much there is to inspect. A small apartment might take as little as one hour, but you could be looking at something closer to four hours if you live in a larger property.
Can a ‘fail’ be awarded after the inspection?
Unfortunately, yes. A property can fail the inspection and will then need to repair or replace parts as recommended before a further inspection takes place. You will not be able to begin a new tenancy until you have the certificate in place.
What am I legally obliged to do with my certificate?
When your new tenants move into your property, they must be given a copy of the most up to date inspection certificate. In addition to this, if you have a new certificate issued while the tenants remain at the property, you must give them a copy of the report within 28 days of the inspection taking place.
What happens if something is wrong?
If there is work that needs to be done, this will be detailed in the report that you are given after the inspection. Once you’re told what needs to be changed, you have 28 days to get this work done and ensure that your property then meets all required standards.
If you feel that some of the demands made in the report are unfair, you can report this to your local authority, who must then respond within 7 days. The 28 day period in which you should complete work is suspended if you are waiting for a decision from the local authority.
Sometimes, landlords refuse to get work done, and if the local authority decide that they’re in breach of regulations, they can work with the tenants to get work done and then send the bill directly to the landlord – so it is always best to be proactive in dealing with any issues that you might have.
What are the benefits of an up-to-date EICR certificate?
Other than the obvious legal requirements to have such a certificate, there are other benefits, too. For example, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your tenants are taken care of and that they will be safe while in your property.
In addition, you are likely to save money in the long term by dealing with any issues before they become a big problem. To put it simply – if you’re a landlord, it is essential that you keep your certificates up to date.