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Hi Electricians,

I'm not an electrician. I have some electrifying questions and since there seems to be a forum for everyone these days, I thought I'd come here and ask you guys. I hope you don't mind the intrusion.

Basically we're private tenants. We've been informed that the property we're in is wired to 16th edition, there are no back boxes on light switches and power sockets, and there is no continuity on earth. This was on a British Gas form in a box called "At Risk / Not to Current Standards" so obviously we're just a little concerned about these items.

All this means nothing technically to us. We've been told to use plastic switches. I note a few of the current power sockets have metal fronts but with plastic at the entrances to the plug-sticks holes. The rest are plastic. Our decorator however has said he will not loosen any sockets when decorating like he normally would as there are no back boxes and due to the earthing.

Can anyone explain some of this to me a bit more, as simply as possible if possible please? Am I all safe? Should I be asking the landlady to do anything about any of this.

Thanks in advance,
Lisa.
 
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