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Are you paying for someone else’s electricity?

Our client was lighting his landlord’s premises, part of a 10,000sq ft warehouse.

A tenant in a 10,000 sq ft warehouse off Junction 3 of the M5, was unaware he was paying his landlord’s huge lighting bill. A regulatory five year check, part of his tenancy agreement, showed his landlord was only paying for the supply to electricity sockets, not the electric lighting supply. The £22,000 plus VAT remedial work necessary to meet regulatory standards, and insurance criterion identified that the tenant, had been paying for his landlords lighting, as the supply had not been properly separated.

 

A Track and Trace audit, ie tracking the electricity supply and tracing who is paying for it, carried out by one of eicrtesting.com Qualifying Supervisors, Matt, showed what was happening. Both landlord and tenant were unaware the landlord was being supplied with lighting free of charge! and the tenant controlled his landlord’s lighting!

 

As a result, the rent was renegotiated to compensate for the huge overspend, and the electricity supply separated.  Our client is now only paying for his own electricity usage. The payback has been immediate.

“This is not at all unusual” says Jeff Longley, Director of eicrtesting.com and Mr Electric, Birmingham.

“We have recently attended a property where the upstairs tenant was unaware he was paying for the electricity supplied to a Chinese Takeaway downstairs, until he turned his electricity off and found he had cut off the Takeaway’s electricity, and called us to sort the problem out.”

On another occasion, a client, a multi million pound company found it had overpaid £54,000 over a 5 year period, as the property hadn’t had the electricity supply professionally split.

This can easily happen when properties are let and sublet.

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  • FOR BUSINESSES
    • When? Must be carried out every 5 years or change of occupancy
    • Who? Electrically competent persons, such as registered electricians
    • What? Detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the present-day safety standard which might give rise to danger.

  • BESPOKE SOLUTION
    • Like most things in life, electrical installations will deteriorate over time. Broken sockets and damage to infrastructure and cables are common problems with electrical installations which have been left unmanaged, or were poorly installed to begin with. That’s why an electrical installation condition report is one of the best and fastest ways to get to the bottom of your electrical woes. The in-depth inspection will record dangerous deterioration, defects and damages, and suggest necessary changes to correct the problems.

  • FOR LANDLORDS
    • When? Must be carried out every 5 years or change of occupancy
    • Who? Electrically competent persons, such as registered electricians
    • What? Detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the present-day safety standard which might give rise to danger.

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FOR TENANTED PROPERTIES

Our clients range from national companies, to local charitable organisations.
WHAT IS EICR?

A periodic inspection is an inspection and associated testing to check whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service.

WHO CAN PROVIDE TESTS?

Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as registered electricians that EICR Testing can provide across the United Kingdom. Contact us for your free information pack.

HOW TO GET EICR?

On completion of the necessary inspection and testing, an Electrical Installation Condition Report will be issued detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the present-day safety standard which might give rise to danger.

HOW DO I FIND THE COST?

If you require EICR Testing, feel free to telephone one of our EICR experts who are always on hand to help with your enquiries.

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THE REASON FOR EICR/PERIODIC TESTING

All electrical installations deteriorate through age and constant use. Eicrtesting.com recommend premises should  be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic inspection and testing’ Fixed Wire or EICR Testing

 

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WHO CARRIES OUT EICR/PERIODIC TESTING?

Eicrtesting.com a Birmingham based company recommend Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as NICEIC registered electricians. They will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).

THE EICR/PERIODIC INSPECTION PROCESS

Eicrtesting.com based in Birmingham will send a fully qualified Testing Electrician who will establish the overall condition of all the electric installation and tell you whether it is satisfactory for continued use as well as detail any work that might need to be done. This remedial work will be graded upon importance.

 

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