Paul landlord

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Paul landlord

11:14 AM, 17th April 2021
About 3 hours ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

Reply to the comment left by rita chawla at 15/04/2021 - 18:24
That was a good shout.

I used to spend hours on the phone explaining to potential customers why my EICR was £175 (because I would be there 5-6 hours) as opposed to the guy who quotes 80 quid and has gone in an hour not doing his job.

Customers just see low valued £ signs and a lot of tge time thats all they interested in. So I wasted many hours of my time on explanations with the person on the end of the phone with therir fingers in their ears saying 'la la la...'.

After all these years i cant be bothered anymore. People just get a price and a brief explanation and 'take it or leave it'- 'its their funeral' as they say if they go cheap and get a pile of worthless paperwork back after an hour or a huge quote for unneccessary remedials.

Some landlords seem to have a problem with the concept of 'getting what you pay for'... Read More

Paul landlord

10:55 AM, 17th April 2021
About 4 hours ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

Reply to the comment left by Bob S at 17/04/2021 - 08:42
You are quite correct- it is the client (you the landlord) that is reponsible for checking the person you use is suitably qualified etc and will face the penalty for using 'a bad un'.

But do you know how many times ive been asked for my photo registration membership scheme badge since 2005?- give you a clue it starts with a 0!

Question- how many people check the gas mans genuine too? Or do they just accept the logos on our gas/ electric sign written vans respectively as evidence??!!
Landlords wake up to your responsibilities and get serious about our (landlord) businesses.

Im a portfolio landlord of over 30 years by the way... Read More

Paul landlord

10:41 AM, 17th April 2021
About 4 hours ago

Unsatisfactory EICR is an absolute shower?

Reply to the comment left by Silver Flier at 15/04/2021 - 10:16
Actually i think if you read the 18th edition wiring regulations and expanded specialist book on inspection and testing from the BSI and IET 'guidance note3' you will find it is also upon change of tenant.

However nobody did (even us that did EICRs as responsible landlords before it became mandatory did) and nobody will.

Your gas cert should also be redone on turnover- in 30 years of landlording neither anyone I know or myself ecer has- just for interest purposes... Read More

Paul landlord

10:30 AM, 17th April 2021
About 4 hours ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

Reply to the comment left by desertfox at 17/04/2021 - 08:12
Thank you. A reasonable petson with a bit of respect and perspective at last.

Just a couple of points to be picky- an EICR is to judge against the latest standard but providing the installation met the regs at the time of installation and its integrity has not been affected since then yes for the most part non compliances attract C3s- recommended improvement but satisfactory.

Some non compliances will have to be done retrospectively. E.g. an old standard of 6mm for an earhing conductor will not be acceptable now. 16mm has been required since 2008 and failure to meet this will result in a C2. Fortunately not many things are retrospective.

I couldn't comment on the ratio exactly but there are many good honest electricians out there and some real 'bummers'. A bit like the all landlords are rogues charging tip off prices with substandard properties business we all fall foul of... Read More

Paul landlord

10:17 AM, 17th April 2021
About 4 hours ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

Reply to the comment left by Dixie at 17/04/2021 - 08:09
Not surprised at that price ha! For a 10 way 18th edition compliant board with rcbo's and SPD you are looking at £160 minimum just for materials. Downgrade to a dual rcd board rather than rcbo and you looking at saving about £50. Take the spd off (not a good idea) and then you get to your screwfix boards at about £80.

Doesn't leave a lot for labour to board change and full EICR complete with 3 hours worth of paperwork conprising 7 page EIC, 7 page EICR and 2 page building notification cert complete with their fees.

You think im working for £100 a day? Or less? Not a chance.

My advice- Id check who is doing your job... Read More