Test Meter - Forum Sponsors since 2007!
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Discuss regs for a flat (help needed) in the Electrical Wiring, Theories and Regulations area at ElectriciansForums.net

L

leekemp85

Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net - The American Electrical Advice Forum
Head straight to the main forums to chat by click here:  American Electrical Advice Forum

hi to everyone
I own a old shop, around 15 years ago i had them rewired and seperated it into three flats. one of the tennents has moved out now.
please could anyone give me advise about new regs with old flats
i am unsure if it needs a fan in the bathroom, (it does have opening windows) smoke alarms (if needed would they need to be interlinked) and emergency lights

i would guess that new flats would require all of these but unsure about old properties

many thanks
 
T

tony.towa

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #2
First off are there any communal areas (e.g. entrance, corridors landings etc used by more than one of the flats)? Secondly, is the property registered with the local authority as they may have requirements in addition to the wiring regulations.
 
L

leekemp85

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #3
there are no communal areas, they are regestered with the council as individual properties (all of the flats have there own addresses. A,B,C)
 
S

salisbury spark

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #4
Dont u need to have an electrical test now on the change of each tenant?? -Think its a periodic inspection (dont quote me) im sure another more experienced user here will correct me.

If so this will highlight any problems with the installation -rather than have stuff done that may only be something minor!

Not much help - but if im right may be of help
 
D

Dinosaur

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #5
Dont u need to have an electrical test now on the change of each tenant?? -Think its a periodic inspection (dont quote me) im sure another more experienced user here will correct me.

If so this will highlight any problems with the installation -rather than have stuff done that may only be something minor!

Not much help - but if im right may be of help
The Periodic Inspection on the change of occupancy is only a recomendation! However some insurance companies may insist that one is carried out inorder for the policy to be valid.

As someone who has had dealings with rental accomodation (on both sides of the coin) my recomendation would be to have the Periodic carried - if for no other reason than 'peace of mind'
 
L

leekemp85

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #6
thanks for your help
i was an electrician many years ago so not really up to date with the new regs i was going to do the work my self (probley will be easyer to get a PI done)

many thanks
 
uHeat Banner - Forum Discount Available
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Reply to regs for a flat (help needed) in the Electrical Wiring, Theories and Regulations area at ElectriciansForums.net

Top Bottom