Electrical certificate requirements for existing T

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    Electrical certificate requirements for existing T

    Hey
    I had the 3 bedroom property fully rewired about 8 years ago.
    The existing T's moved in over 2 years ago and I gave them a new 12 month AST at the end of their first 12 months
    The letting agent is say we need an electrical certificate.
    The rental is in Sladgreen/London
    Reading tit bits in Google I think I don't need one but T says they do.
    Sure we want them 100% safe hence brand new wiring, heating, everything.
    Many thanks

    #2
    Every tenancy must have a satisfactory EICR every five years.
    That applies to existing tenancies (since April 1st 2021).

    I'd question why the agent is only telling you this now.
    It would be a very weird google search that would lead you to think that you didn't need a test.

    There is probably a long waiting list, there aren't anywhere near enough electricians to complete the backlog of tests required.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      100% you need an EICR now, in fact you should have had this in place by the 31st March 2021

      Ignore tit bits on google!

      FYI this is what you need to read and understand:

      https://www.gov.uk/government/public...tor#the-report

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        #4
        Many thanks all

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