JGM

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Wednesday 20th May 2020


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 12

JGM

8:21 AM, 17th April 2021, About 8 months ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

Reply to the comment left by JGM at 17/04/2021 - 08:02
Just to confirm Smoke alarms installed since 3 September 2007 must be mains powered, with all battery-powered fire alarms required to be hardwired when they are replaced.... Read More

JGM

8:02 AM, 17th April 2021, About 8 months ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

Reply to the comment left by aga smart at 17/04/2021 - 07:49
Smoke detectors do not fall within the remit of an EICR. There is a legal requirement that each level/floor of a dwelling has a WORKING smoke detector present. All new build residential properties (from late 1980s) will usually have wired smoke detectors fitted correctly. The alarms do have an expiry date. C3 classification at the most as an advisory if anything picked up by electrician, depending upon their thoroughness. But obviously Safety is paramount.... Read More

JGM

7:38 AM, 17th April 2021, About 8 months ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

Julie,

You should definitely report the original electricians findings to the NICEIC - consumer complaints - providing a copy of your EICR report and reference number. I had to do this after our 'managing agents' sent them to our rented property. I had an 'unsatisfactory' report overturned due to incorrect codes being used for 'defects' not connected with new EICR regulations. Hired our own recommended electrician and had the works correctly reclassified as 'advisory works' completed at a fraction of the original quote by rogue electrician.

It's unfortunate that some electricians do think they can pull the wool over some landlords eyes and get away with creating fictitious reports. But there are a lot of good electricians out there too.... Read More

JGM

9:47 AM, 23rd January 2021, About 10 months ago

EICR report - fail (C2) smoke alarms expired?

Reply to the comment left by michaelwgroves at 23/01/2021 - 08:52
Despite my challenge on EICR report - Our managing letting agent is adamant it is an EICR failure.... Read More

JGM

9:38 AM, 23rd January 2021, About 10 months ago

EICR report - fail (C2) smoke alarms expired?

Reply to the comment left by michaelwgroves at 23/01/2021 - 08:52
Thanks Michael. We have appointed another electrician to replace smoke detectors on recommendation and NOT authorised the original electrician contracted out by letting agent.... Read More