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Landlord electrical check and consumer unit replacement

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by bullethead123, 30 Jun 2020.

  1. bullethead123

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    Hi all,
    Can anyone let me know what I should be charged for the above work?
    The property is 2-bedroom and in outer London (Sutton).
    Thanks, Chris
     
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    3-500 for the unit - assuming there is no remedial wiring work and 100 quid for the check. Might be able to get them combined to save a bit.
     
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    There is no such thing in England as a landlord safety check.

    If you want an inspection it is up to you to state how extensive you want it to be.
     
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    There is a new requirement coming in 1 July for new rental contracts. (april'21 for existing tenants) I was going to ask for details on here.

    All rented places must have an ECR (or something)

    However there is confusion. There is no requirement to meet the 18th edition, no requirement for metal CU, no requirement for RCD in flats (not on the ground floor) as examples.

    So if they are saying you must have a new CU they are wrong. However they could recommend it and it maybe wise.

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    This https://www.rla.org.uk/landlord/guides/responsibilities/electrical_inspections.shtml states that:

    "The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 places a continuous duty on landlords in England to maintain their property to the electrical safety standards and to have evidence of this. This means your property must meet the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations and you must have a report that shows this from a qualified person."

    It then goes on to contradict that.
     
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    watch video from 3:30
     
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    "“electrical safety standards” means the standards for electrical installations in the eighteenth edition of the Wiring Regulations, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the British Standards Institution as BS 7671: 2018"

    However, as far as I can see, they do not go on to contradict that.

    Nor The Wiring Regulations.
     
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    This bit. Implies the property must be checked at renewal of statutory periodic tenancy. Once an AST expires, it automatically converts to a rolling (usually monthly) tenancy, which renews month to month and required 2 months from the LL and 1 month from the tenancy notice to quit.

    The above was backed up in the legislation.
     
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    I watched half of the @AndyPRK video and the guy made a very good point, if you need to follow BS6761:2018 to the extent of fitting a RCD and metal consumer unit, then also need to rewire and change wiring colours to brown and blue.
     
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