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How An EICR Electrical safety Test showed Our client was lighting his landlord’s share of a 10,000sq ft warehouse.



A tenant in a 10,000 sq ft warehouse in Birmingham had an EICR carried out which showed he was paying his landlord’s huge lighting bill.

A regulatory eicr electrical safety test was carried as it was a part of his tenancy agreement and his insurance company also insisted he had to obtain a five yearly eicr electrical safety test. The test  showed his landlord was only paying for the supply to electricity sockets, not  electric lighting supply.

Track and Trace audit, ie tracking the electricity supply, carried out by one of EICR testing 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 Mr Electric, Birmingham.

“We have recently attended a property in Edgbaston where the upstairs tenant was unaware he was paying for the electricity supplied to a Chinese Takeaway downstairs, until he turned his electricity off while doing some repairs and found he had cut off the Takeaway’s electricity, The Take Away called us as they had lost power once we worked out what had happened it soon became apparent that the sockets in the take away were connected to the upstairs tennant’s supply.

On another occasion, a client in London, 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.

It is always worth checking professionally.

Mr Electric covering Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, West Midlands, and surrounding areas