michaelwgroves

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Sunday 30th October 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 90

michaelwgroves

10:12 AM, 27th February 2021
About 7 days ago

EICR work required but I have a section 21 problem tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Bob S at 27/02/2021 - 09:51
To clarify, we used to talk about 'competent', but this was too ambiguous, so the IET changed this to 'Skilled' in 2015. Skilled to the IET is someone with qualifications and experience.
Many people will have differing views to what skilled means, but we are only interested in the IET's views here.
An electrician is required to have PI to be able to join a scheme. The CPS does not provide this.
A landlord needs to ask an electrician firstly for proof of registration with a scheme, then to view his certificate that allows him to complete EICR's.
I would suggest a landlord completing all these checks would be deemed to be diligent, and fulfilling his legal requirement to his upmost ability.... Read More

michaelwgroves

8:54 AM, 27th February 2021
About 7 days ago

Can you transfer a section 21 notice to a new landlord?

I did exactly what you are proposing, everyone says don’t do it, but what do they know........
Turns out a lot more than me, this is a complete disaster, your loses will be counted in the tens of thousands. I’m one year in and have made no progress. You will have so many sleepless nights and feel useless. Everything is against you. Just don’t do it, you have no idea what mess you are taking on, or the costs the other side have already built up which you will inherit.

Walk away, or set a completion date after the bailiffs have evicted.... Read More

michaelwgroves

22:43 PM, 22nd February 2021
About 2 weeks ago

EICR work required but I have a section 21 problem tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Bob S at 22/02/2021 - 21:28
I also thought I had closed the loop, but Steve P raises a very valid concern.
To be on the safe side, you should check your electrician has a CPS EICR certificate, to ensure he is covered for EICR's.... Read More

michaelwgroves

22:36 PM, 22nd February 2021
About 2 weeks ago

EICR work required but I have a section 21 problem tenant?

Reply to the comment left by steve p at 22/02/2021 - 15:54
You were correct under 17th Edition Amendment 2, but this changed under 17th Edition Amendment 3:2015. You now need to be a "skilled person"

But you raise a very good point about not all electricians being covered by their CPS to do EICR's. I would imagine this would invalidate their insurance if they were to do so. This makes it a minefield for customers.... Read More

michaelwgroves

21:10 PM, 22nd February 2021
About 2 weeks ago

EICR work required but I have a section 21 problem tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Bob S at 22/02/2021 - 10:24
My CPS requires me to have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability... Read More