Silver Flier

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Friday 14th August 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 25

Silver Flier

17:01 PM, 12th May 2021
About 4 days 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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

Silver Flier

9:04 AM, 29th April 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Removing Sister from a joint ownership property?

Given that you're both Executors and Beneficiaries, and you have got Probate - I assume you applied for this jointly as you haven't mentioned a solicitor - you are indeed in a difficult position. Section 50 may be the only way. I found this link helpful as it shows case law: https://www.hughjames.com/blog/how-do-i-remove-an-executor
You are in a stronger position if the house remains in your mother's name until this issue is resolved. She is then a squatter and I suggest you talk to Landlord Action https://www.landlordaction.co.uk/evicting-squatters/
The problem is that you're supposed to act within 28 days of becoming aware of the squatter. You should also ensure that she doesn't try to transfer ownership behind your back.... Read More