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Electrical Testing for Landlords and Tenants (EICR) and PAT Testing Glasgow

At Harkins and Vickers, we can ensure your property is legally compliant by performing mandatory EICR and PAT testing. We will inspect your electrical system to see if it is in good working order and what additional steps are required.

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What is an EICR and PAT testing?

An EICR (electrical installation condition report) is a test carried out to determine whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued use. During an EICR we will conduct test readings and inspect the condition of your electrical installation, which will allow us to provide you with an informed opinion on the condition of your electrical system.

PAT testing (portable appliance testing) involves inspecting and testing the condition of your portable electrical appliances such as toasters, kettles and irons. Obtaining a PAT can help prevent costly breakdowns and accidents and allow us to perform necessary maintenance on equipment.

When is an EICR mandatory?

If you are a landlord looking to rent out your property, then you must have an EICR carried out every 5 years or at the start of every new tenancy.

If you are responsible for a commercial setting, then there are various safety laws you are required to follow and getting an EICR may help you remain compliant.

When is an EICR recommended?

If you are renovating your property, performing an EICR can ensure your electrical system can handle the extra load.

We also recommend that our residential clients carry out an EICR every 10 years.

When should you get a PAT?

If you are a landlord, you must perform a PAT at the beginning of every new tenancy – using a NECEIC qualified electrician for this is always recommended to ensure you fulfil your responsibility to tenants adequately.

We also recommend getting a PAT every 5 years to ensure your equipment is in safe working order.

If you’d like to enquire about any electrical testing please contact us using the details below.


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At H&V, our team of fully qualified NICEIC electricians has been providing a professional and efficient electrical service to our clients in Glasgow and Edinburgh for over 30 years.

We offer a full range of bespoke services to both residential and commercial clients, including EICR & PAT testing, rewiring, smoke alarm installation & repair, and lighting installation & repair.

Regardless of project size, we always act professionally and take pride in our high level of customer service and a job well done. From minor repairs to large-scale rewiring projects and even luxury lighting installations, you can be confident that you are hiring the best electricians for the job.

But don't just take our word for it; you can read our many positive reviews and see our full list of certificates and accreditations here.

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