Under the law, landlords must provide a copy of the report to their tenants before they move in. They can provide it in any which way (post, email, left at the property), but they must obtain proof that this was given to their tenants before the tenancy began.
At PropertyLoop, we take care of this for you. Once you provide us with the EICR, we'll send it to your tenant along with the AST (tenancy agreement.) If everything looks good, your tenant will sign the AST, as well as an agreement that certifies they've received all the required legal documents, such as the EICR, a Gas Safety Certificate, HMO License, etc. This way, you as a landlord will have undeniable proof that your tenants have seen and received these documents before the tenancy began.