Inspection & Testing
All electrical installations (domestic or commercial) should be inspected and tested periodically.
An Electrical Installation Condition Report details whether an installation is satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
An EICR details any defects within an installation and can highlight any potential problems.
How regularly an installation is inspected and tested depends on it's type and use.
EICRs are now a legal requirement for landlords. It can also be prudent to test an installation prior to buying a new property.