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Scenario:
A customer is moving house and has to declare any electrical work taken out after 2005. Their bathroom was redone last year, spots fitted, shower relocated but the electrical work was carried out by non-certified fitter thus no RCDs on these circuits and not signed off.

Where does the client stand, do they have to get the work certified? How do so many people get away with all the uncertified works if it has to be declared and has CLEARLY been undertaken under 17th edition??

Cue part p nonsense!
 
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The solicitors handling the sale at both ends will probably accept an EICR. LABC won't care
Edit-You may pick up the job of fitting RCDs if you're registered
 
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1shortcircuit

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I imagine an EICR will be accepted however it may be possible for the new buyer to use this to haggle with the price on the condition that they will have a replacement consumer unit installed and a full Initial Inspection carried out with Schedule of test results and Part P certificate.

Alternatively the seller may wish just to bite the bullet and have a consumer upgrade fitted with the above???

The only person that is likely to lose out is the seller but in all fairness perhaps that'll teach them to be a little more aware in the future;)

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Octopus

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Scenario:
Where does the client stand, do they have to get the work certified? How do so many people get away with all the uncertified works if it has to be declared and has CLEARLY been undertaken under 17th edition??
Does the client have a receipt for the bathroom work? If so they should get the chump to pay for the EICR!
 

acvc

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The vendor can get an special insurance 'indemnity' policy on request against this type of thing - DIY that they've done and none certificated work. The estate agents and solicitors should know about this.
 
It is very sad that this happens, as many customers are still not aware of what is needed, certification-wise, and are often too scared to even ask the "professional" electrician. If it was done last year and not notified, then the Law has been broken! As already said, nobody in authority actually cares, so the best route is for them to either hassle the electrician who did the work, or find out if an EICR will be acceptable (as trev suggested).
 
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D80

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Its all a mess, I got asked if I am Part P the other week and had to try and be polite that it doesn't apply in Northern Ireland.

No RCD's on work done last year, doesn't say a lot for the installer really!
 
There have always been "have a go electricians", but with more people getting squeezed, it seems that they are on the increase, and a lot of other professions are willing to do electrical jobs for a few extra quid.
 

rick

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Its all a mess, I got asked if I am Part P the other week and had to try and be polite that it doesn't apply in Northern Ireland.

No RCD's on work done last year, doesn't say a lot for the installer really!

No Part P in NI? I didn't know that. Must be because your electricity is less dangerous than ours!

Just goes to show how stupid the whole part P system is.
 
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SPARTYKUS

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The vendor can get an special insurance 'indemnity' policy on request against this type of thing - DIY that they've done and none certificated work. The estate agents and solicitors should know about this.

Usually by far the cheapest option. Unfortunately.
 
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jimmymac

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No Part P in NI? I didn't know that. Must be because your electricity is less dangerous than ours!

Just goes to show how stupid the whole part P system is.
Part P only applies in England and Wales i believe mate
 
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