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7 Electrical Safety Certificate Providers in the UK

7 Electrical Safety Certificate Providers in the UK

There are many Electrical Safety Certificate Providers banner in the UK and since an electric certificate has become a must-have since July 2020, we have created this list. We have review 7 of the most popular ones and have ranked them based on their popularity.

Introduction

It might feel like the British government has been continuously imposing new regulations and legislation on landlords in recent years, but there is one particular thing that is one of the most important regulations that every landlord has to check and be aware of. Ministry of Housing and Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has approved a planned change of mandatory electrical installation checks every five years on private accommodations that are rented in England. This means that every privately rented accommodation in England has to be regulated and checked for electrical safety. To comply with this regulation, landlords have to hire people to conduct these safety checks and if one fails to do so, there will be heavy penalties levied on.

  Although the government has published outlines of minimum levels, it still requires an authorized person to do these checks before the government so that there will be no failure to comply with the new regulation. So basically, it will cover every electrical equipment in a house and will see and check that they are safe to use so that those pieces of equipment won’t cause any hazard to the tenants living in the apartment.

Are Electrical Safety Certificate necessary?

  Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR) has to be renewed every ten years and if the accommodation is a privately rented one, it has to be renewed every five years or if there is a change of occupancy. Of course, there are costs for these reports, people to hire, and many more things. But you don’t have to worry about handling these reports or complying with the regulations because there are companies that do this process for you, without too much hassle which makes everything easier for the landlord.

In order to make your property rentable, first, you seed to set it up properly, with all the right certificates and furniture. You can find out more about how to set up a property in our Property management guide. In this article, we are going to talk about 7 Property energy certificate providers in England, their price range, what they can offer you, and other additional things that consumers, especially landlords can make use of.

 1. LANDLORD CERTIFICATES

Landlord Certificates -Electric Certificate Provider 1

  This Electric Certificate (EICR) provider offers a variety of services and not only the Electrical Inspection Condition Report certificate (EICR). They also offer gas certificates, which check gas appliances’ setting. They also provide Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) which is required for homeowners in their rented property, Landlord Certificates also does PAT Testing, Portable Appliance Testing, which checks the electrical safety testing of portable electrical pieces of equipment. Along with these, their last service is plumbing services. So, if you need any kind of certificate for your house that is ready to be rented, Landlord Certificates is one of your to-go company.

We will focus on their Electrical Installation Condition Report services and their price list. They are professionals in what they do and the price range they offer is very affordable.

Electrical Safety Certificate Pricing

Electrical Safety Certificate (EICR) (1 Bed) (£82.50 ex vat | £99 inc vat)
Electrical Safety Certificate (EICR) (2 Bed) (£90.83 ex vat | £109 inc vat)
Electrical Safety Certificate (EICR) (3 Bed) (£99.17 ex vat | £119 inc vat)
Electrical Safety Certificate (EICR) (4 Bed) (£107.50 ex vat | £129 inc vat)


Commercial EICR from (£125 ex vat | £150 inc vat)

REVIEW

Landlord Electric Certificate Provider  review

According to Google, this Property Energy Certificates Providers has been reviewed extensively and their average score is 4.8 stars. The customers were mostly satisfied with their booking system and punctuality.

Reviews from a customer from trustpilot.com:

  • “It was easy to book without having to wait long for the call to be answered. The engineer arrived on time, was very polite, commendably careful with social distancing, and did everything requested re the gas service, gas safety check and electrical PAT testing, including attaching new dated testing notes on the various appliances. The relevant certificates arrived promptly the following day.”

You have to book an appointment an Electrical Safety Certificate and they are having a high volume of appointments, so you have to be quick to get an early appointment whenever you are planning to get these certificates.

2. TRADE FACILITIES SERVICES

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  This Energy certificate provider offer a variety of services again just like landlord services and they are very affordable, too. There is no doubt that this kind of certificates are indeed cheap than we think but these companies might offer the best deals you can get. What they can offer to you besides the Electrical Installation Condition Report, their services are electrical certificate, electrical testing, emergency light testing, fire alarm testing, pat testing. And besides the certificate providing services, they also have electricians to handle most of the electric-related work whether at your home or anywhere that you need the help with. They also make electrical rewires. So, it is safe to say that Trade Facilities Services offer a lot of things and at one point, there are some several certificates that Landlord Certificates might not be able to cover.

If you need a deeper certificate control at your house to feel safe, there is no need for a second thought to go to Trade Facilities Services.

REVIEW

Property Energy Certificates Providers review 3

According to Google, the company hasn’t been reviewed too much but their average score is 4.4 stars. Customers were mostly satisfied with the fast answers.

Reviews from a customer from Google.com

  • “I needed an EICR for a house I rent out. James did a great job for a great price. My emails were answered quickly. Would highly recommend.”

Their price range is also, as mentioned above, is pretty affordable. If you need more info about their work and how they work, you can always reach out to them on the website we provided above. We encourage you to do more than just what the government wants, life is too important to neglect.

Electrical Safety Certificate Pricing

  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) 1-3 BED PROPERTY  £82.50 EX VAT – £99 INC VAT
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) AND PAT, 1-3 BED –   £115.84 EX VAT – £129 INC VAT
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) AND PAT £115.85 EX VAT – £129 INC VAT
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) AND PAT (4 BED)  £140.84 EX VAT – £169 INC VAT
  • COMMERCIAL EICR (You have to call them to confirm a number)

*Prices include up to 12 circuits per property and 10 appliances.

*Prices are exclusive of VAT (Rate of %20)

  The biggest difference here is that Trade Facilities Services also provides a PAT certificate if you choose to pay a little bit more in 1-3 bedded houses. So, that is a huge plus if you also need a PAT certificate for your house, and we strongly advise you to do it for security reasons.

3. OPENRENT

Property Energy Certificates Provider 3

  This EICR certificate provider’s services are not that much when considered to other companies we have shown you but their service seems legit and they are pretty good at what they do. Their additional services besides Electrical Installation Condition Report; gas safety, EPC, photos & floor plans, rent insurance, building insurance, and legal support. So, their additional services are a bit different than their competitors, so that is why it seems less but you can do more with OpenRent if you need them. It is important to check a company’s additional service because you can easily do other things that you need to do while having your electrical installation condition report done.

REVIEW

Property Energy Certificates Providers rating 2

According to Trustpilot, the company has been reviewed extensively and their score is 4.4. Customers were mostly satisfied with their astonishing service and loyalty to the customers.

Reviews from a customer from trustpilot.com;

  • “Always excellent and satisfa tory service received from Openrent. This is my third time of using them in about a decade long relationship. Found them to be better than the normal high street letting agencies and would rather use Openrent than any of those. I trust their service and they always deliver, I get loads of useful views within minutes of advertising, with several choices of whom to let to. Kudos to Openrent.”

  Now, let’s talk about the prices of OpenRent. Their price range is a bit more than their competitors but that’s because they provide a little more than their competitors. Digitally accessible certificate is one of them. Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is also carried out. If you need to do that, do it together, they might apply a discount on it. Their price list is;

Electrical Safety Certificate Pricing

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR); One-off payment + £10 per bedroom; £159 Inc. VAT.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT); One-off payment £69 Inc. VAT.

4. LANDLORD SAFETY CERTIFICATE

Landlord Safety Certificate -Electric Certificate Provider 4

  Landlord Safety Certificate offers a variety of certificate services for your house along with gas & boiler, fire safety, and inventory services. These services include boiler repair, carbon monoxide alarm, emergency lights, smoke mains alarm, fire safety risk assessment, check-in, and check-out services for inventory. These are the services they offer besides their certificate business. So, if you require more than a couple of certificates, I’d say the Landlord Safety Certificate is your go-to. What are those certificate services they offer? Commercial electrical certificate, domestic electrical certificate, electrical installation condition report, PAT testing, commercial gas certificate, gas safety certificate, fire alarm certificate, commercial and domestic EPC certificate. As you can see, their certificate services are very varied and usable.

REVIEW

Property Energy Certificates Providers review 1

According to Trustpilot, the company has been reviewed 180 times and their score is 4.3. Customers were mostly satisfied with their service and smooth communication.

Reviews from a customer from trustpilot.com;

  • “Very happy with this service. Price is great and communication is smooth and easy. Will use these guys again in a heartbeat.”

Electrical Safety Certificate Pricing

  Even though you have to call this Property Energy Certificates Providers to get the price list, they do mention that their electrical installation condition report prices start from £98.99. So, assuming this is probably a number for 1 or 2 bedroom apartment. This price is relatively low compared to other companies that we have seen so far.

5. EFFICIENT HOME ENERGY

Efficient Home  -Electrical Safety Certificateroviders 5

Efficient Home Energy, as you can see from their name, also provides services for efficient energy efficiency, within other kinds of certificates they provide. They provide a very wide range of certificates such as gas safety certificates, electrical certificates, commercial electrical certificates, PAT testing, and EPC certificates. But, what we can focus on this company is the minimum energy efficiency service they offer. If you want to lower the energy consumed at your house, they are the ones you should go to.

REVIEW

According to Trustpilot, this Electrical Safety Certificate Providers banner has been reviewed 220 times and their score is 4.8. Customers were mostly satisfied with their quick handling of the certification process and communication.

Efficient Home Energy Review

Reviews from a customer from trustpilot.com;

  • “Great comms by the firm. A polite and helpful engineer and the certificates delivered within 24 hours. All at a great price. I would definitely recommend and will be using them again.”

 Let’s talk about their price list for the electrical installation certificate report. It is relatively close to other companies when it comes to price range. But additional services they offer are a plus for you since you can also make use of those services for your good.

Electrical Safety Certificate Pricing

Electrical Installation Certificate Report (EICR) – Studio Flat £89. (Not stated whether Inc or Exc VAT)

Electrical Installation Certificate Report (EICR) – 1 Bedroom £99. (Not stated whether Inc or Exc VAT)

Electrical Installation Certificate Report (EICR) – 2 Bedroom £109. (Not stated whether Inc or Exc VAT)

Electrical Installation Certificate Report (EICR) – 3 Bedroom £119. (Not stated whether Inc or Exc VAT)

Electrical Installation Certificate Report (EICR) – 4 Bedroom £129. (Not stated whether Inc or Exc VAT)

6. ALLIED ELECTRICAL SERVICE

Allied Electric Certificate Property Energy Certificates Providers 6

 This provider is one of the providers that gives a very wide range of additional services including emergency services, rewiring, domestic installation (within the UK), commercials, electrical testing (Includes electrical installation certificate report), fuse board unit, replacement and EV charging. So, they mainly focus on electrical jobs that a house needs in the first phase of implementing electrical appliances. But, we are going to be focusing on their electrical installation certificate report service and it’s price range. On their webpage, they explain how they conduct this service and what will be the outcome of this report and everything. Even though they don’t provide a very explained number of prices, they do talk about their price range.

REVIEW

Allied electric  certificates review

According to Google, this Property Energy Certificates Providers has been reviewed 11 times and their score is 4.6. Customers were mostly satisfied with the explanation of the new appliances they put and punctuality.

Reviews from a customer from trustpilot.com;

  • “I recently had my fuseboard changed and an extra socket fitted by Allied Electrical. The new fuseboard looks great and was explained thoroughly. Both Nick who did the quote and Alan who did the work both arrived on time & cleaned up after the work.
    The quote was very professional and sent before Nick had left which was very slick.
    Alan even plastered the wires in below the new socket which wasn’t included in the quote and wasn’t charged for.
    All very impressive and recommended.

Electrical Safety Certificate Pricing

Electrical Installation Certificate Report (EICR) – DOMESTIC (WITHIN UK) – £200 + VAT for up to six circuits and an additional £20 + VAT charged per circuit.

7. SMT ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS LTD.

SMT Electrical Safety Certificate Providers 7

  Last but not least in our list is SMT Electrical Contractors. Newcastle situated SMT provides a lot of services and a couple more than the other 8 company doesn’t. Their services include installation, maintenance, electrical testing, EICR reports (which is what we will focus on), fuse boards, data cabling, and design services (they are the only ones that provide this service on this service). As you can see, there are a variety of services that SMT provides for you and if you need any additional services like design service, they are the ones you should go to without hesitation.

REVIEW

SMT Electric certificates  Review

According to Google, the company has been reviewed 11 times and their score is 5.0. Although there are really low reviews, people were mostly satisfied with the communication with the team and the efficient service.

Reviews from a customer from trustpilot.com;

  • “Friendly team plus quick and efficient service. We used SMT for an electrical safety report on a new property. They carried out the checks and we received the report within days.”

Property Energy Certificates Pricing

 For their price list, they don’t provide one on their website but they do mention that an EICR report “can cost as little as £150 + VAT.” So we can assume that their services for the EICR report start at £150 Exc VAT.

Conclusion:

It is safe to say that to comply with the regulations that England government has put in, there are a variety of Electrical Safety Certificate Providers you can always go to and handle it easily with a blink of an eye. The providers we have given above are operating in England and different cities. Apart from the legality of the issue, it is really important to know that these checks and certificates are for your tenants’ safety.

As mentioned in our previous article about managing a property, getting the right certificates in place is one very important step to make. Now that you have found this great source of electric certificate providers and will hopefully sort out the certificates, you might want to download a tenancy agreement, which you can use to rent out your property.


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