South Tyneside Homes has a duty and legal responsibility as a landlord to make sure that all electrical installations within our homes and communal areas are maintained so they are safe for you to use.
Checks and inspections
The work involves checking the electrics in a property and includes visual inspections and manual testing (similar to a gas service or a car MOT).
We carry out regular inspections to our electrical installations (known as an Electrical Inspection Condition Report EICR) to identify any factors such as:
wear and tear
excessive loading and aging
To make sure your electrics are safe and that you don't put your family at risk, please make sure you provide us with access to your home to carry out an ECIR.
Any repairs that are identified are corrected in accordance with legislative guidelines. This may even mean a full rewire in some circumstances.
To make sure that we meet our statutory and regulatory obligations we carry out regular inspections, no longer than five years between visits.
An ECIR will also be carried out in homes every time a new customer moves in.