Electrical safety inspections


  1. Overview
  2. Checks and inspections
  3. Product recall
  4. Improvements to your home


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. It 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 or EICR) to identify any factors such as:

  • damage
  • wear and tear
  • corrosion
  • 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 line 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 EICR will also be carried out in homes every time a new customer moves in.

For more information, please see Electrical safety inspections.

Product recalls

Read about electrical product recalls.

Improvements to your home

Please remember you must have written permission before you carry out any improvements to your home.

Read about improvements and alterations.