Ray Lancaster

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Saturday 21st March 2020


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Ray Lancaster

10:18 AM, 8th December 2020
About 3 months ago

EICR - Rogue electrician scam?

The main thing is do not let a electrician tell you that they need to upgrade the consumer unit unless you have a second opinion or you know that you want to upgrade etc
The problem is that you book the EHCR and they fail it and tell you that it needs a new consumer unit and they don’t do the job they won’t issue a pass and you have to pay for a further EHCR.... Read More

Ray Lancaster

9:04 AM, 5th December 2020
About 3 months ago

EICR - Rogue electrician scam?

Reply to the comment left by Paul landlord at 04/12/2020 - 22:36
I’ve had consumer boards replaced in some of my properties.
Landlords are paying for the EHICR report before being charged £500 for the consumer board on top. So that comes of your 2 days work. 3 hours for that. I am talking about 18th edition all metal consumer units. These are compliant £80-£100. My point was that some electricians are trying to make you replace a consumer unit when it doesn’t need to be upgraded to the 18th edition unit as It is a nice earner for an electrician. The paper work doesn’t take hours to do once you have installed the board.
I think you are just trying to justify the cost.... Read More

Ray Lancaster

17:21 PM, 4th December 2020
About 3 months ago

EICR - Rogue electrician scam?

Reply to the comment left by Jireh Homes at 04/12/2020 - 16:57
£500 for 3-4 hours work minus the cost of the consumer unit of £80 - £100 seems very excessive to me when the average wage of an electrician is around £30- £40 an hour. £100 plus an hour!
No wonder they want you to upgrade your consumer unit when you don’t need to.... Read More

Ray Lancaster

17:13 PM, 4th December 2020
About 3 months ago

EICR - Rogue electrician scam?

Reply to the comment left by Beaver at 04/12/2020 - 15:20
The 18th edition regulations is for (current) electrical installations.
If a consumer unit was fitted by a non qualified electrician and was deemed safe and passed an EHICR test, I believe that would be fine..... Read More

Ray Lancaster

15:03 PM, 4th December 2020
About 3 months ago

EICR - Rogue electrician scam?

The government has left landlord wide open to be taken for a ride by some electricians.
The electrics need to be safe and rcd protected not brought up to the latest 18th edition electrical regulations and do not need to be retrospective.
Any consumer unit fitted now has to be metal (Fire protected)
Some electricians are saying that the existing consumer units in properties need to be replaced with new metal ones which is completely false. Just a nice false money earner. An £80 consumer unit fitted £500 - £600 for 2-3 hours work. This should only be a c3 recommendation.... Read More