michaelwgroves

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 30th October 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 129

michaelwgroves

17:32 PM, 26th June 2021, About 4 months ago

EICR Confusion - ReTest ambiguity?

Reply to the comment left by John Taylor at 26/06/2021 - 15:30
You do not need an EICR and EIC in any event. Both reports satisfy the legislation in their own right.... Read More

michaelwgroves

10:12 AM, 26th June 2021, About 4 months ago

EICR Confusion - ReTest ambiguity?

I'm and electrician and landlord.
The legislation requires either and EICR, or an Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC). Some councils are still confused by this.
If you have a new consumer unit etc, you will get an EIC, so you don't need an EICR.
If you had an unsatisfactory EICR, and had minor works carried out to rectify, you will be given a Minor Works Certificate. You would then put this with your EICR to prove compliance.
Once an EICR has been submitted, it can't be changed.... Read More

michaelwgroves

14:40 PM, 14th May 2021, About 5 months ago

New EICR to cover any changes made by outgoing tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 14/05/2021 - 14:04
It was a good debate, always good to learn something.... Read More

michaelwgroves

13:33 PM, 14th May 2021, About 5 months ago

New EICR to cover any changes made by outgoing tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 14/05/2021 - 13:07
Yes, I must confess I've done a bit of a U-Turn since we started the debate. But agree, you don't need "change of occupancy". It's up to the landlord.
This also means HMO's are no longer an issue.... Read More

michaelwgroves

12:35 PM, 14th May 2021, About 5 months ago

New EICR to cover any changes made by outgoing tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 14/05/2021 - 12:23(3) Following the inspection and testing required under sub-paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) a private landlord must—
(a)obtain a report from the person conducting that inspection and test, which gives the results of the inspection and test and the date of the next inspection and test;
I agree the qualified person must produce the report, but it is the responsible person who advises which date is put on the report.
The responsible person is the only person able to do this. The qualified person only has knowledge of the fixed wiring he has tested, not what the property will be used for and any maintenance schedules that might be undertaken.
The legislation simply points to the 18th edition for the details on testing and form contents. The 18th edition talks consistently about the responsible person.... Read More