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An Inspection was done on my Rental Flat , and UNSATISFACTORY report issued . There was only one C3 (4.4- Plastic Consumer Unit ) Is this correct to issue UNSATISFACTORY report based on one C3 ..... Confronted with Engineer , but he is not willing to change ... Where I should complain for this. Page 4,5,6 attached here. Do I have any ground to complaint.
 

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An Inspection was done on my Rental Flat , and UNSATISFACTORY report issued . There was only one C3 (4.4- Plastic Consumer Unit ) Is this correct to issue UNSATISFACTORY report based on one C3 ..... Confronted with Engineer , but he is not willing to change ... Where I should complain for this. Page 4,5,6 attached here. Do I have any ground to complaint.
What was listed on Page 2 (part 7 - observations and recommendations).

On page 1 directly under the "Unsatisfactory" rating, it even says -

"* An unsatisfactory assessment indicates that dangerous (Code C1) and/or potentially dangerous (Code C2)
conditions have been identified."

If only the C3 you mention for a plastic consumer unit, then yes the report should have been issued as satisfactory. Only, C1, C2 or FI (Further information) should lead to an unsatisfactory report.

Having a combustible (plastic) consumer unit is not grounds for a C2 and unsatisfactory unless there is a sign of thermal damage or loose terminals, which do not appear to show on the certificate

If the Engineer is not willing to change their outcome then I would suggest getting that in writing from them, then the NICEIC would be the place that you could approach to raise a complaint as they appear to be an NICEIC approved contractor.
 

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C3 means improvement recommended so this alone cannot result in an unsatisfactory report as it's only a recommendation.

What was listed on Page 2 (part 7 - observations and recommendations).

On page 1 directly under the "Unsatisfactory" rating, it even says -

"* An unsatisfactory assessment indicates that dangerous (Code C1) and/or potentially dangerous (Code C2)
conditions have been identified."

If only the C3 you mention for a plastic consumer unit, then yes the report should have been issued as satisfactory. Only, C1, C2 or FI (Further information) should lead to an unsatisfactory report.

Having a combustible (plastic) consumer unit is not grounds for a C2 and unsatisfactory unless there is a sign of thermal damage or loose terminals, which do not appear to show on the certificate

If the Engineer is not willing to change their outcome then I would suggest getting that in writing from them, then the NICEIC would be the place that you could approach to raise a complaint as they appear to be an NICEIC approved contractor.
Please see page 2 , Here he did mention one C2 -- Bathroom light not IP rated... Why this is not found in the Inspection schedule...is it normal ... Also On Page 2 he clearly ticked N/A for observation and recommendations..
 

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An Inspection was done on my Rental Flat , and UNSATISFACTORY report issued . There was only one C3 (4.4- Plastic Consumer Unit ) Is this correct to issue UNSATISFACTORY report based on one C3 ..... Confronted with Engineer , but he is not willing to change ... Where I should complain for this. Page 4,5,6 attached here. Do I have any ground to complaint.
When was the plastic CU installed if it was before the new regulations came into force it'not retrospective, was the CU install compliant at the time of installation?
 
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As a landlord you are responsible for the electrical installation in your property and should listen to appropriate advice about it. So one option would be to replace the CU with a non-combustible one, use the sign-off from the (qualified) installer to "cancel" the unsatisfactory EICR - and sleep at night.

But I'd probably use a different sparky to do the job.
 

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If a plastic insulated consumer unit is a fail (unsatisfactory) then millions of rentals will fall into this category...
A C3 is merely a recommendation, it has little to no baring on the safety of the electrical installation.
 

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Very few of those observations can get away with a N/A

Condition of Suppliers head, meter, etc should be a tick. Should only be N/A if it’s not actually there. (Such as suppliers isolator, which is a relatively new idea and not every property has one)

There are pages full of N/A.
would love to see the circuits form and see if it tally’s with the actual DB
 

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As a landlord you are responsible for the electrical installation in your property and should listen to appropriate advice about it. So one option would be to replace the CU with a non-combustible one, use the sign-off from the (qualified) installer to "cancel" the unsatisfactory EICR - and sleep at night.

But I'd probably use a different sparky to do the job.
As a landlord they have a duty to abide by the law and the law does not require an undamaged non combustible CU to be changed.

I can't imagine most landlords have too much of a problem sleeping at night.
 

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Sounds like a quick look in cupboard with DB and bathroom and out the door would like to see the Test sheet
It could even be a photo EICR as in landlord sent a pic of board and points over
 

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