Dave S

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Sunday 22nd January 2017


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

Dave S

11:02 AM, 14th September 2020, About 9 months ago

Electric safety certificate/CCU/fuse board

I am an electrician by trade as well as a Landlord and although I don’t have time these days to do my own work (to much golf 😀) I am fully qualified with 18th edition and 236 test and inspection. I can tell you that unless there is any damage to the plastic Consumer Unit it is a C3 advisory I have also had electricians try to tell me that no RCD , or plastic CU etc are C2 or C1 before and when they have realised I am a sparks they resubmit the correct cert to C3. Your electrician is either trying to generate some work or he is trying to say that the installation needs to be updated to 18th edition regs WHICH IT DOES NOT as long as the installation is in accordance with the regs it was installed to and is safe then you should be ok. It is of course advisable to update the installation with metal cu and RCDs etc perhaps during a refurb - hope this helps... Read More

Dave S

21:23 PM, 14th August 2020, About 10 months ago

New Electrical Installation Condition Report Rules July 2020?

Reply to the comment left by Appcon at 14/08/2020 - 15:44
Appcon

Thank you so much for your advice 👍... Read More

Dave S

9:34 AM, 14th August 2020, About 10 months ago

New Electrical Installation Condition Report Rules July 2020?

Reply to the comment left by Appcon at 14/08/2020 - 09:11
Hi appcom thanks for your response

The apartment is on the 10th floor so will not have anything used outside

I have asked around 5 electrical contractors and most (but not all) are saying the RCD or lack of should be a C3 rather than C2 because it was built in 2002 and there was no need to have one fitted then. If it wasn’t dangerous then why should it be now

I am also waiting a reply from the niceic

Don’t get me wrong I always like to do things properly and certainly don’t just go for the cheapest everytime and this is something I would get done during a major refiirb even if it turns out to be just recommended rather than mandatory

I am just a bit annoyed because the agents sourced the electrician to do the eicr and they have quoted me nearly £900 to replace the consumer unit (a 6 or 8 way from memory) and the agents are effectively holding me to ransom saying my new tennant can’t move in until the work is done and I risk losing my tennant if I dont get the work done... Read More

Dave S

16:50 PM, 13th August 2020, About 10 months ago

New Electrical Installation Condition Report Rules July 2020?

I have just had an EICR carried out on one of my apartments which was built around 2002. The electrical contractor has marked it unsatisfactory (C2) because there is no RCD fitted. Whilst I appreciate the benefits of an RCD there was no requirement at the time of installation everything passes but he is saying it doesn't meet current 18th Edition Regulations and needs the consumer unit changing (at a cost of £895 plus the £150 already charged for test) does anyone know if this is a legal requirement to update or is he just trying gain some work from me in my mind this should have been marked satisfactory with a C3 which is an advisory to fit an RCD. I would probably have this done at the next refurbishment but I don't like being scammed into having something I don't have to have at this time. Anybody got any advise ?... Read More

Dave S

10:13 AM, 21st February 2020, About A year ago

Worried about mitigating S24

A very good point Richard I look forward to the reply from hopefully those who know more about it than me or you... Read More