Seething Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 1st August 2013

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 424

Seething Landlord

17:40 PM, 24th January 2020
About 12 hours ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Badger at 24/01/2020 - 17:10I think we are all aware that at present there is no requirement to update the installation to meet current standards as long as it is safe. The problem is that the draft regulations appear to change that situation and that is what this discussion is all about.
Regarding competence to carry out inspections I suggest that you read the explanatory memorandum.... Read More

Seething Landlord

17:32 PM, 20th January 2020
About 5 days ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by JJ at 20/01/2020 - 17:26Bear in mind that section 21 is going to be abolished, but even with it still available how are you going to get the work done within 28 days if it cannot be done with the tenants in situ?... Read More

Seething Landlord

13:43 PM, 17th January 2020
About A week ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 17/01/2020 - 13:22
That is my main concern. Does anybody have any idea what proportion of electricians are certified to carry out the inspections?... Read More

Seething Landlord

10:18 AM, 17th January 2020
About A week ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Ian Morgan at 17/01/2020 - 06:59
Ian, my understanding is that the wiring regulations say that an installation must be upgraded to meet current standards when any modifications or additions are made. If on inspection the installation does not meet current standards but does meet the standards that applied previously this can be noted with a code C3. Please correct me if I am wrong on this.

The big change is that the draft regulations for private rented property say that the standards in the 18th edition must be met at all times i.e C3 presumably no longer permitted.... Read More

Seething Landlord

23:49 PM, 16th January 2020
About A week ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Jk at 16/01/2020 - 23:34
You are still missing the point. The new regulations say that the standards in BS7671 2018 must be met. You have said yourself that a non-metallic consumer unit does not meet the standards. Currently this is acceptable and will attract a c3 code but under the new regulations it will not be acceptable.... Read More