They will not take the job until I come up with the goodies. This is the reason I have time to play with the cheapo EICR assessor.Tell them it (the EICR) is not relevant and ask them if they want the job or not.
Other agents are available.They will not take the job until I come up with the goodies
That sounds like an estate agent who should be avoided like the plague. In my experience, most estate agents are sufficiently keen on getting work (hence commission) that they don't impose any such 'requirements'.An estate agent would insist on an EICR. So, it is not optional.
For £60, the guy seemed competent enough. He had a big box of tools and a ladder. I still haven't got the formal EICR yet. I may not have to pay. The light fail seems valid. The problem wasn't him, but a set up by the house builder. Little tricks like this is obvious as soon as you see it.Even without the light a competent periodic inspection is likely to cost well in excess of £200.
We charge £300 minimum for a domestic periodic exclusive of remedial work as realistically it takes up the day to do. £60 is a nonsense price for it.For £60, the guy seemed competent enough. He had a big box of tools and a ladder. I still haven't got the formal EICR yet. I may not have to pay. The light fail seems valid. The problem wasn't him, but a set up by the house builder. Little tricks like this is obvious as soon as you see it.
You can't be satisfied with it. £60 is dogshit.It's coming up to a month since the EICR inspection. Still, there is no formal EICR and no demand for payment. From this I can deduce a couple of things: 1- electrician costs £60 and issuing a report costs £60; 2- The EICR is a guaranteed fail in order for them to recover their costs. Good job they chose a fault that is DIYable.
The final cost to me is £40. £20 for a new light that wouldn't have worked, and £20 for a new light that did work. Overall, I am satisfied with the EICR. Although, I don't need one any more. I found an estate agent that doesn't need an EICR.
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