FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

04 October 2021

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information specific to your council area:

 

  • Do you currently collect the data of EICR reports submitted to you detailing electrical hazards identified during a legal five yearly inspection?
  • The number of Electrical Information Condition Reports (EICRs) carried out in privately rented homes that have been submitted to you since June 2020* (please specify the council area you are providing figures for in your response)
  • Of the EICRs submitted to your council, please break down the number of Category 1 (C1) and Category 2 (C2) failures.
  • The number of these EICRs that have subsequently had the necessary remedial electrical work carried out to make the installation safe.

 

* Private landlords are required by law to submit EICRs that have identified C1 or C2 electrical hazards to the local authority, along with confirmation/proof that these have been fixed. This is following the introduction of mandatory five-yearly electrical checks in privately rented homes in England in June 2020.

 



East Herts Council Response

22 October 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

  • Do you currently collect the data of EICR reports submitted to you detailing electrical hazards identified during a legal five yearly inspection?
    • Reports are reviewed and stored but the data is not otherwise analysed
  • The number of Electrical Information Condition Reports (EICRs) carried out in privately rented homes that have been submitted to you since June 2020* (please specify the council area you are providing figures for in your response)
    • 105
  • Of the EICRs submitted to your council, please break down the number of Category 1 (C1) and Category 2 (C2) failures.
    • C1 – 0, C2 - 377
  • The number of these EICRs that have subsequently had the necessary remedial electrical work carried out to make the installation safe.
    • all

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.