EICRs in 2024: Why you should renew your Electrical Installation Condition Reports before 2025

Jonty Shepheard

By Jonty Shepheard

01 December 2023

We’ve looked at the data, and this much is clear: a huge number of Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) are due for renewal in 2025. As a letting agent, now is the time to get ahead of this deadline to avoid non-compliance or safety issues.

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EICRs — five-yearly reports completed by certified electricians — are mandatory for rental properties, with all tenancies requiring valid reports as of 2021. The next wave of renewals, prompted by the changes to legislation in 2020 and 2021, will hit in 2025 and 2026.


Action guide EICRs 2024 blog


This graph shows the steep incline of EICR renewal due dates over the next three years, growing from just 0.7% of Fixflo customers needing to renew in 2023 to nearly a quarter in 2025, peaking at one-third in 2026.

Industry estimates predict a massive shortage in the availability of qualified electricians to meet demand during this period. Agents who wait until 2025 risk being unable to book electricians and facing compliance issues. Taking action to update properties' EICRs during 2024 is key to avoiding this cliff edge.

There are clear benefits to proactively managing EICR renewals. Accurate, up-to-date EICRs give you oversight of the condition of electrical installations and enable preemptive repairs and upgrades rather than responding reactively to faults. Renting out a property with a recently valid EICR also reduces risks and provides an extra assurance of safety to attract tenants.

Best practice tips for EICRs include maintaining organised records of due dates across your portfolio, booking renewal inspections early, building relationships with trusted electricians, and overseeing the completion of any necessary remedial work identified. Automation software makes the management process smoother.

Getting on top of EICRs now means avoiding last-minute panic and keeping your rental properties legally compliant, well-maintained, safe, and attractive to tenants. Don't get left stumbling in the dark in 2025 without access to electricians—take control and update your properties' electrical safety reports during 2024.


Jonty Shepheard

On the rare occasion Jonty isn't at her keyboard, she can be found making coffee, reading fantasy or road-tripping – ideally some combination of all three.

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Jonty Shepheard

By Jonty Shepheard

01 December 2023

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