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spain wiring regs and certs

Discussion in 'Electrics Outside of the UK' started by fellowmelad, 5 Dec 2005.

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  1. fellowmelad

    fellowmelad

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    Hi folks
    CAN ANY ONE HELP ??
    A friend of mine has bought a "new build" house in Spain
    it is at the snagging stage and one thing that he snagged
    is no certification for the wiring has been provided.
    The builders agent has said that this is not a requirement
    in Spain !!!!!
    Can anyone give me info as to wether this is the case
    as it does not seem quite right in my opinion
    Cheers
     
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  3. Mr Winston

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    I dont know the answer

    but has me thinking.........does spain have the equivalent of building control over there?

    or NHBC?

    is he expecting certificates for the building/plumbing/electrics/gas etc?

    Does he have a spanish solicitoer acting for him - i would imagine this would be basic stuff for a solicitor if they are doing it day in day out
     
  4. fellowmelad

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    Hi
    Yes he has a spanish lawyer but he is linked to the property
    developer ,I want him to get another opinion,I dont know
    about the building inspectors in Spain or who to contact
    thats the problem
     
  5. Big_Spark

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    Well if you want a reputable and Independent Laywer in Spain that speaks English and has specialists in various areas of Spanish Law..try these..

    http://www.lawyers-spain.com/

    From my limited experience out there, there is a legal requirement for a certificate for Newly Built and totally rewired installations. However this could be limited to commercial premises.

    I am certainly not knowledgable enough to give you a diffinitive answer to this, so I would suggest the lawyers I linked to above, they served me well and continue to do so.
     
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    HI big spark

    I will try that link
    cheers
     
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    I live in Spain and recently requested a REDUCTION in the power given to us by the electric company. To do this they requested an electrician's certificate, basically to ensure that we wouldn't be trying to run too many appliances with less power.

    SO some sort of certificate DOES exist; in fact I doubt that you would get electricity switched on to your house if the generating company does not have the inspection certificate.

    We recently had gas put on and the gas company undertook a thourough inspection and gave certificates.

    If in doubt, you should go to the electric company.

    Surprisingly, Spain is actually MUCH more rigid than good old Blighty in regards to rules and regulations these days; but a cowboy is a cowboy in any language !
     
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    do you have availibility charges on domestic over there then?
     
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    hello fellowmelad.

    I am a uk electrician recently moved to spain, just wondering if you got any further with your enquiries as i am trying to track down info on electrical work and qualifications and regulations out here

    perhaps you can help?

    Martin
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