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  1. W

    Landlord consumer unit

    I have just had a rental property tested. The electrician says my consumer unit needs replacing as it is not split load.i am only using 5ways of the current consumer unit and all cct,s are rcd protected. Is this correct?
  2. J

    Another bad landlord

    Landlord has completely disregarded my EICR because it basically has resulted in multiple C1 and C2plus a plethora of fi c3 and general comments. He told me not to quote for remedial work as a friend would rewire it. Six weeks on and working next door the family came out assuming I was there to...
  3. L

    Electrician Electrician wanted for landlord EIC and EICR

    Just purchased a flat for letting out, If you can supply me with price to do these for a 3 bedroom flat, southside of glasgow, please reply to this thread with a price and contact details. Thank you.
  4. L

    Electrician Landlord needing Electrician to do landlord EIC and EICR in GLASGOW

    If you can supply me with price to do these for a 3 bedroom flat, southside of glasgow, please reply to this thread with a price and contact details. Thank you.
  5. J

    landlord supply responsibility

    Hi,can anyone tell me what is the minimum a landlord has to supply in a small industrial unit, does he have to supply emergency lighting, fire alarm,hot water? or is that the tenants responsibility, or does anyone know where this information can be found,Thanks
  6. B

    Landlord Slayer - Might need advice

    Hi there Yeap having got fed up of dealing with problem landlords - I now work to hit their pockets. Sorry not able to provide any further information about who I am. Incognito Billy
  7. E

    CU change, submitted EIC but landlord wants eicr too?

    i was under the impression that a board change requires a eic as that is all that was altered and to be taken responsibility for? im thinking the landlord is trying for a free eicr out of my boss, i certainly dont want the liability of the existing installation.
  8. D

    Landlord - Electrical Safety Certificate

    Hi all, I am a tenant in my sister's flat. She is my landlord. She has her official 'Landlord Gas Certificate', which we get checked annually. As far as a 'Landlords Electrical Certificate' goes, she did not have one. So we decided to get a registered, reputable local electrician in, to issue...
  9. Gazthesparky

    Bit of advice landlord testing in scotland

    Need a bit of advice I have my 2391, apprenticeship and 17th edition which i did back in 2006/7 I am based in Scotland so looking for a bit of advice. I have had a private landlord contact me asking if i will do a EIRC one of his properties. I use to do them years ago when i used to work for...
  10. H

    Please help - I feel like I'm being ripped off

    Hi everyone, First off, sorry if this is the wrong section - I'm not sure where to post it. I recently had my wall plug charger explode, and now the wall plug is damaged and my landlord wants me to pay £200 for electrical testing - he wants to test the whole apartment complex because of this...
  11. B

    Advice on RCD please

    Hi, any idea how long RCD protection has been legal req for installations in let out flats. i am savage to find out, my builder did not install CU with RCD , now i cant get a landlord certificate, i did not put him under cost pressure. Thanks. G.
  12. M

    Domestic Should I report it???

    Just stayed in a B&B overnight. Woke up to find no electricity so went downstairs to find out what was happening to find the "manager" under the stairs replacing the wire in a very old fuse. The fusebox was full of old wired fuses and there was no evidence of a modern consumer unit anywhere and...
  13. M

    Access to Distribution boards

    Hi Guys its been a while since my last post. Here goes. My client, a large office on one floor of a complex, are responsible for a three phase supply to their office. EICR carried out 2 years ago. They are not allowed access to the distribution board to operate MCBs RCBOs etc but they are...
  14. charlie76

    No CPC in lighting circuit

    Evening all. I have been asked to quote a landlord for a replacement bathroom light as the old ones bayonet fitting was broken, new pull cord as it was one from 1702 which had finally given up and replace the hallway light fitting as it was hanging off the ceiling. On inspection there are no...
  15. S

    Customer not paying advice please

    I have completed work for a letting agency for a few years now. One of my recent jobs I carried out an EICR on a rented property which then failed on a number of inspections also a number of code 3 inspects. I then emailed an estimate to the letting company to then forward on to the landlord...
  16. M

    Duration of EICR

    Hi, I have been asked to complete an EICR on an HMO property (6 room, student rental). I have done previous installation works at the property and the electrics are in VERY GOOD condition. This is confirmed on the last EICR (which I didn't complete). The Previous electrician has only given...
  17. S

    Commercial Unbalanced 3 Phase Loads

    Had an enquiry from a customer who recently moved premises to a similar sized building 100 meters from the old one. Their electricity bills trebled immediately. I have data logged 4 DBs for 2 weeks and nothing sticks out other than wildly unbalanced loads on 3 phase DBs i.e. L1=38A L2=18A L3=8A...
  18. B

    hortsman economy 7 quartz system faulty

    Hi all and thanks in advance for any help. I live in a all electric flat and we have a hortsman econmy 7 quartz hot water system, recently the off peak immersion went and we have been stuck using the boost for a few days as and when we need hot water. we are in the middle of trying to contact...
  19. M

    Industrial unit suply

    Hi guys im just wondering my building supply for my buisness is shared with next door but recently they have been isolating my side of the building which is turning the whole unit side down of my buisness. I cannot gain access to next door regarding me turning it on or stopping them turning it...
  20. L

    Domestic Customer needs advise

    Hi All Just been to a domestic property for reports of the tenants having electric shocks from the toilet, shower, bath, taps, radiators, etc, etc. Voltage = LN 241v LE 214v NE 23v Long story short - Main Earth was removed in the CU Customer had a EICR back in December from Company...
  21. darkwood

    Facepalm .... job I went to.

    Got called out to wire in a compressor 11kw for a guy just rented out a new build so agreed to meet on sight. I met him there and after expressing the compressor requires a Star/Delta starter and a ball park figure £300 for the unit just to give him cost idea he said he'd he had seen one in B&Q...
  22. E

    Commercial Customer not paying, hanged up on me.

    Hi, everyone. If this is in wrong section, please move. I need advice on what I should do. Basically I installed a 4 core 25mm, 20 meters swa cable for a shop. The run was from a 3 phase supply to a single phase shop. The other 2 phases were being used for shops next door. As this...
  23. L

    Energy supplier refuses to restore power until inspected?

    Dear experts, I had a phone call from a landlord who wishes to let a studio flat out after it has been unoccupied for about a year. A prepayment meter is installed which has obviously ran out of credit and there is no power to the property. Apparently the energy company won't restore the power...
  24. S

    Leak into light fitting - what to advise the customer tonight?

    It's 7pm and I've just had a call from a landlord I work for. They've got a leaking roof. It's leaking into a loft flat, and in turn leaking through the floor and dripping out of the light fitting of the flat below. Landlord says she can't get access to the loft flat tonight. Wants to know...
  25. B

    Periodic inspection

    Hi guys, Just after some advice please A family member has recently rented out a house. Now I'm gas safe registered and do completed a landlord cert for her. Now I've been reading to see if she requires a landlord cert for the electrics in the house, but it doesn't seem you guys do one...
  26. J

    Domestic RCD headache

    Hi, I'm not an electrician just a consumer. I've a recurring problem wit an RCD tripping for no apparent reason, which I'll describe. Obviously I'll not touch it myself (other than to reset the RCD) but I'd be interested in views as to what's occurring. Oh; one thing. I don't understand the...
  27. T

    Damn Insurance companies

    I've just had a customer ring me saying that his insurance company is not going to continue cover unless all of the c3s mentioned on the EICR are retified. Overall, the installation was graded satisfactory with some recommendations. They are demanding a separate report to state it is...
  28. S

    Domestic Another Pricing Question

    Here is the situation: 3 bed house (3 bed up, 1 bathroom up, kitchen down, living room down) CU move and replace with new (10 way - MK) Rewire throughout (sockets/lights) Remove Shower Circuit New metal clad back-boxes and ABS fronts Bedroom 1 and 2 = 4 sockets Bedroom 3 = 2 Sockets Hall and...
  29. S

    testing under part p

    hi guys, im in the process of registering with a part p scheme and wondered if someone could clear a few things up for me in regards to testing. i understand if i work on a circuit then i test that circuit etc, and obviously a full test on a rewire. its the pir that confuses me, if someone were...
  30. S

    20% pir

    since being self employed i am now only NICEIC domestic...but used to do PIR when i worked for a full NICEIC company about 10 years ago...and i used to do a lot of pub testing for entertainments licences so am a bit out of touch. i was called in today to do some work in a pub which has just been...
  31. G

    Domestic TN-S supply 4.2ohms, this is the solution from the DNO!

    I recorded a Ze on a TN-S supply as 4.2ohms. Consumer unit is an all insulation Wylex twin RCD unit. I spoke to the landlord of the property which was currently empty (now occupied) and told him he needs to contact the DNO with regards to the high Ze. They came to site and this was the result...
  32. tank

    PIR frequency

    I was looking at my own CCU in my rented flat and there's a NICEIC sticker on it recommending that the next PIR should be done in 12 months time, not in 5 years, presumably the sparks judgement call based on the condition of my flat. does anyone know how much weight this 12 month...
  33. G

    Argument FOR Periodic Inspections for Landlords.

    I have asked a letting agent customer of mine to consider having periodic inspection reports/electrical condition reports on the properties he manages, and he has agreed in principle, but the individual landlords of each property have to agree first before he can order the work on their behalf...

    Landlords dodgy dis board

    Went to look at a ropey socket and a sticky pullswitch this aft. Went to isolate the supply and found a small cu with no front on and 1 of the breakers hotwired off 1 of the others to feed kitchen sockets! No rcd protection here either so when i asked the tennant about this he said he had rang...
  35. P

    Installing Solar PV between CU and Meter?

    Hello, I have a social housing customer who wants to install the PV between the incoming single meter and the tenants consumer unit. Does anyone know if this is possible? Cheers
  36. A

    Periodic inspection

    I need some advice over a periodic inspection report that has been issued to one of my clients by her landlord. A client of mine has just took over a 3 storey house, the property is going to used to house children on behalf of the local aurthority, we have been in there for about 6 weeks...
  37. P

    tenant's right to see minor works certificate

    Background Had a phone conversation with my son who is away at college and just moved into recently converted rented accomodation - The other day he turns the light switch on and there is a brilliant blue flash across the room coming from one or more recessed ceiling spots, also a flash and...
  38. sythai

    shocks off pipework...

    Had a call tonight from landlord I know... tenant has been getting shocks off the pipework!! Going to pop along tommorrow to check it all out. Heard of this before, but never come across situation myself. Obviously going to check out all the bonding, any other pointers of would could cause...
  39. R

    void property periodic inspection & test

    is there a limited test that can be carried out that would comply with the regs-i.e if a property becomes void & has had a full periodic inspection & test within two years, do i still have to carry out a 'full' periodic inspection & test or can i do a visual & if there are no hazards, carry out...
  40. P

    16th edition split boards

    Hi all when doing a domestic periodic report for a landlord and there is a split board with no RCD on lights etc (16th edition board ) what would you put on report . i have been told by landlord that other contractors say that if it was fitted to the regs at time of installation it is ok ...
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