EECLondon

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Sunday 19th January 2020

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EECLondon

0:34 AM, 25th January 2020
About 2 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 24/01/2020 - 21:07Below is an extract from the 2020 Housing Regulation: Note the words electrical safety standards: In such; means Red & Black cables are not dangerous or potentially dangerous. Not a safety issue. Plastic CCU are not a safety issue. It just means you cannot install them in a domestic dwelling under the current regulations.
Extract:
“electrical safety standards” means the standards for electrical installations in the eighteenth edition of the Wiring Regulations, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the British Standards Institution as BS 7671: 2018
Note.
In 2014, two million private landlords owned and let five million properties in the UK.
If that is anything to go by all the electricians in the planet and qualified to sign of reports in the UK would not bring them all up to date in 28 days.
It is usually fire alarms, smoke alarms & emergency lighting that should be brought up to current standards when regulations change. How many landlords know in a domestic dwelling that is rented the smoke/heat alarm installed should have an 10 year battery that cannot be removed by the occupiers. BS5839 Part 6 2019.
If any Landlord Lord need advise they can call the NICEIC. You don't have to be a member.... Read More

EECLondon

20:27 PM, 24th January 2020
About 2 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 24/01/2020 - 15:04
On the points of the regulations you need to read the BS7671 (18th Edition) regulation: Extract: 653.2.- any non-compliance with the requirements of BS7671 which give rise to danger. (BS7671 is the proper name of the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations) So it must give rise to danger in the opinion of the inspector. If red and black cables and plastic CCU are in good order they don't need to be reported on.... Read More

EECLondon

20:12 PM, 24th January 2020
About 2 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 24/01/2020 - 15:57
You only need to do a PAT test for electrical goods you provide. I am not aware there is a legal requirement to do PAT testing in a private rented dwelling, however, it is worth taking photo as records the casing,lead & plug tops are not damaged. In HMO the Local Authority are likely to require PAT testing records because of shared kitchens etc.... Read More

EECLondon

19:55 PM, 24th January 2020
About 2 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Badger at 24/01/2020 - 17:10
There is no requirement to replace red & black cables. The 18th Edition says you only need to report on non-compliance that is not safe. So if it is safe you don't report it or may give it a C3 with a note that it complied with a previous edition of the regulations. The reason you may report on some C3 items it is to assist on what period a report should be valid for. It also gives information should the owners be considering a refurbishment of the dwelling. A plastic CCU in the dwelling would attract a C3 code for the purpose of good records. A plastic CCU under a stairs that is not fire rated should get a C2 with a note that the stairs is not fire rated. The user may choose to fire rate the underside of the stairs. A plastic CCU in the garage need not attract any code. The garage should have been built as a 1 hour fire compartment.( people put cars and other such explosive equipment in garages).... Read More

EECLondon

18:50 PM, 20th January 2020
About 2 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Qualified Spark at 20/01/2020 - 18:16
I agree unless there is only something like 3 circuits. I think some people think Inspection Electricians are making it up as they go along and trying to find faults. When we sign off an installation we expose ourselves to having to give evidence if a person ends up in hospital as a result of an electrical issue. The owner/ landlord can say they used an Accredited Person which they found from The NICEIC or such organisation. We live in a claims society.... Read More