Rented Sector Scheme

Legislation has been brought in at varying pace across the UK relating to mandatory Electrical Safety Checks (Periodic Inspection and Testing) for this sector.

To support legislation, we offer the NICEIC Rented Sector Scheme*. Open to all NICEIC electrically certified businesses operating in England and Wales** this scheme is designed to verify competence levels and adequate consumer protections relating to Periodic Inspection and Testing in the Rented Sector. 

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

Successful applicants will be listed on the Registered Competent Persons Electrical Website as being competent to undertake Electrical Safety Checks / Periodic Inspection and Testing in the rented sector in England and Wales.

Being included on this list could provide business opportunities.
 
Positioned by the English and Welsh Governments as the best route to compliance, this register is signposted to all landlords.
 


*The Rented Sector Scheme replaces the Private Rented Sector (PRS) Scheme. If your business is already registered on the PRS scheme, you do not need to take any action.

**The Registered Competent Persons Electrical Website does not cover Scotland / Northern Ireland. As such, the NICEIC Rented Sector Scheme is only available in England and Wales. NICEIC Approved Contractors in Scotland are certified to undertake Electrical Safety Checks in the rented sector in Scotland under their NICEIC Approved Contractor certification.


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To be certified on this scheme, all customers must apply confirming that their business meets the scheme criteria, and provide supporting evidence which must include:

  • A minimum of £250k Professional Indemnity insurance and £2m Public Liability insurance covering EICRs

  • Proof of the following qualifications: 18th Edition and Periodic Inspection and Testing

  • Domestic Installers will also need to provide the Electrical Inspector's craft qualification, suitable qualifications can be found here

 
Important to note: Your application will not proceed without a completed and signed application form and copies of your supporting documentation listed above.

What qualifications do I need?
Qualification requirements for proposed EI

What does my insurance need to include?
Please ensure the insurance evidence submitted clearly shows the indemnity amount, policy date and confirms the scope of work/measures covered.

The applications team will review the application provided for completeness and confirm evidence supplied meets the scheme application requirements, we may request additional information at this time.

Once application review has been completed we will then start the application process.

Please note:

NICEIC Approved Contractors: the necessary additional checks will be undertaken during your standard surveillance assessment.

NICEIC Domestic Installers: your current assessment does not cover Electrical Installation Condition Reporting. As such, you will need an additional chargeable on-site assessment to demonstrate competence in this area.

Please note that if you run your business from multiple offices you will need to submit a separate application for each contracting site.

For more information about the scheme please refer to our Rented Sector Scheme Guide.


  • Agree to abide by the Rented Sector Scheme Rules

  • Agree for your business details to be listed on the Registered Competent Person Electrical website to undertake electrical safety reports

  • Agree to use the Electrical Safety First Best Practice Guide No. 4 (current issue) Electrical Installation Condition Reporting: Classification Codes for domestic and similar electrical installations

  • Confirm that your business holds at least £250,000 Professional Indemnity Insurance covering Electrical Installation Condition Reporting

  • Confirm the operatives undertaking Electrical Inspections are competent to do so (please refer to the Acceptable Qualifications in key documents)


If you are a NICEIC Approved Contractor, the necessary additional checks will be undertaken during your standard surveillance assessment.

If you are a NICEIC Domestic Installer your current assessment does not cover Electrical Installation Condition Reporting. As such, you will need an additional chargeable on-site assessment to demonstrate competence in this area.