How much does an EICR cost?

The average cost of an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is between £100 and £300.

How much you’ll pay depends on where you live, the size of your house, the condition of your electrics and the number of circuits being tested.

But whether you’re a homeowner or a landlord, an EICR (also known as an electrical safety certificate) is a necessary step for ensuring the safety of you and the property.

How much does an electrical installation condition report cost?

We’ve listed below the average costs you should expect to pay for an EICR by property size. These are ball park figures – to get accurate quotes from electricians near you post a job.

Size of home EICR price
1 Bedroom Flat £100 – 150
2 Bedroom Flat £120 – 170
3 Bedroom Flat £180 – 230
1 / 2 Bedroom House £150 – 200
3 / 4 Bedroom House £200 – 250
5 + Bedroom House £300 minimum

The cost of an EICR generally depends on:

  1. The size of your property: The bigger the property, the higher the cost.
  2. The age and condition of your electrics: Older properties with outdated or faulty electrics typically take longer to test as more time is needed to locate and identify the necessary elements, as well as record the observations and recommendations.
  3. Where you live: Regional fluctuations in the cost of labour mean properties in London and the south-east will cost more to inspect.
  4. The number of circuits being tested: The more circuits you have, the longer the job will take and, in turn, the more it will cost.

The cost also depends on how an electrician conducts the inspection. Some electricians may charge a fixed fee for a whole property, while others may price the report per circuit.

An EICR normally takes between two and six hours to complete, depending on the size of the property, the number of circuits that require testing and if the property is empty.

For example, a 3 bedroom house with a 10 circuit consumer board (the norm) would take around 4 hours to complete.

For more information, we recommend our guide on Electrical Installation Condition Reports. It covers whether you need an EICR, what it involves, how often you should get it and what to do if you fail.

To get quotes from electricians near you – post a job now.