What is the name of the electrical safety certificate required to let properties?

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    What is the name of the electrical safety certificate required to let properties?

    I've seen it referred to as many things, I think the best term to use is EICR?

    EDIT:
    It appears that there are different types of electrical safety certificates. What ones do I have to carry out on all let properties? Can someone break this down for me please?

    #2
    Is it a HMO or does local authority have requirements?

    Normally, say, a one-bedroom rented flat won't NEED an electric certificate (but, if gas, will need GSC ).

    Which country (Wales, NI.....)?
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      We rent in England, and I was under the impression that every rented property needed an electrical safety certificate. We have HMO, AST, TA tenants, sublets, guarantee rents etc

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        #4
        Are you agent, landlord? Done any training in landlord/tenant law?

        If agent, what does contract with the different landlord say is required?

        EICR is often not required (check insurance & mortgage conditions) but usually advisable
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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          #5
          Originally posted by wfpwfpwfp View Post
          I was under the impression that every rented property needed an electrical safety certificate.
          That isn't correct.

          Some local authorities make it a condition of a local licence and it is true for an HMO.
          The requirement otherwise might be set by an insurer.
          There's a requirement that rental properties are safe, but not for a specific test to show that (although it's not a bad idea).
          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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            #6
            Originally posted by wfpwfpwfp View Post
            We have HMO, AST, TA tenants, sublets, guarantee rents etc
            don't follow this... you're a landlord with all these types of tenancy and still don't know the basics about what paperwork is required??

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              #7
              Originally posted by tatemono View Post
              don't follow this... you're a landlord with all these types of tenancy and still don't know the basics about what paperwork is required??
              There are thousands of these people up and down the country.

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