Silver Flier

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Friday 14th August 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 26

Silver Flier

14:02 PM, 22nd June 2021, About 4 months ago

EICR Confusion - ReTest ambiguity?

I had a similar experience after an EICR on a property turned out Unsatisfactory. When I eventually got the electrician (same firm, different electrician) back 2 months later they did the remedial works and issued a Minor Works Certificate simply listing the work they had done, together with another copy of the Unsatisfactory EICR.
I objected to this on the grounds that the Minor Works Certificate was not cross-referenced back to the EICR. All I had was an EICR that stated "Unsatisfactory" with a "Recommendation" that stated "Subject to the necessary remedial action being taken, I/we recommend that the installation is further inspected and tested by: 6 months".
They did then issue a revised Minor Works Cert with the following comment added: "These works make the EICR P2-123456-Satisfactory for five years from the date of the EICR."
Most tenants, and landlords, surely struggle with the EICR paperwork produced.... Read More

Silver Flier

17:01 PM, 12th May 2021, About 6 months ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

As DGM says, you do not need an EICR if you are living in a flat which you own; EICRs are only legally required for rental properties. Communal supply is normally only for lifts, lights on the stairs and landings, and outside. Each flat should have its own electricity meter and fuse box/ consumer unit. If you have those and you have electricity in your flat, then talk about being reconnected to the communal supply makes no sense.
You should also ask them for a copy of the 2019 EICR and check: 1) if it is really for your flat and whether you recall giving an electrician access to the fusebox/ consumer unit for several hours testing; 2) under Summary on the first page check if the EICR says "Unsatisfactory" - if so look for the reasons/ observations given on page 2 - if they are classified C1, C2, or FI they should have been done in 2019, if they are C3 they are only advice and you do not have to do them; 3) under recommendations on the first page check how long until the next inspection - normally 5 years from the date of inspection;... Read More

Silver Flier

3:44 AM, 1st May 2021, About 6 months ago

Does new consumer unit mandate a new EICR?

You haven't explained why you want to replace the Consumer Unit, when you've already got a satisfactory EICR. The fact that it is plastic is not a good reason by itself.
In my experience the testing required with a new CU is more thorough than for an EICR which allows sampling. The electrician has to produce a Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate which looks like an EICR but it's on a different form.
The cost is likely to be more than 400 pounds, so better to wait until you need a new EICR.... Read More

Silver Flier

8:02 AM, 30th April 2021, About 6 months ago

Removing Sister from a joint ownership property?

Reply to the comment left by Harry Trump at 29/04/2021 - 11:53
I think you need a better understanding of the legal position. Someone earlier suggested trying to get free legal advice. You can also get low-cost basic legal advice on-line, though it needs patience. For example: https://www.justanswer.co.uk/sip/property-law
You might want to see which solicitors are on-line at different times of the day and address your question to the one you think most appropriate.... Read More

Silver Flier

9:43 AM, 29th April 2021, About 6 months ago

Removing Sister from a joint ownership property?

Reply to the comment left by Harry Trump at 29/04/2021 - 09:23
If the house is still in your mother's name then she is not part-owner, and if she doesn't have your mother's permission to live there, then it seems to me she's a squatter. Might be worth looking into further.... Read More