The second electrician says the first one shouldn't have issued a satisfactory EICR.

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In my rented property I had the fuse board re-installed a couple of years ago and an EICR was issued as satisfactory. I'm not a sparky myself, nor exactly familiar with the whole process, so I trusted the guy.

Now, another electrician comes along that replaced a wall socket, looked around, and said "I wonder how he ever issued a satisfactory EICR: the board isn't labeled correctly, there are over and under-sized breakers for the wired circuits and he could not certify circuits that are not compliant to BS-7671". He recommends that I run another EICR for £X + VAT.

Who do I believe and any suggestions as to what I should do? He might be trying to pull a trick on me and charge me money to redo the whole thing, or he might be right. I can always get a third electrician in to check! (but that'll cost me money). I mean, if something were to happen, the first electrician would be liable for issuing a EICR, however do I want to wait for something to happen?
 
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Who do I believe and any suggestions as to what I should do? He might be trying to pull a trick on me and charge me money to redo the whole thing, or he might be right. I can always get a third electrician in to check! (but that'll cost me money). I mean, if something were to happen, the first electrician would be liable for issuing a EICR, however do I want to wait for something to happen?

Post decent quality photos here, with the results of your own tests, describing which circuits are supplied by which of the 'breakers' in the photos..
 
And make sure no details of the address or the inspector are visible.

I'm a little surprised that somebody could make so many assumptions without doing some proper investigations - how long was he at the property?
 
And make sure no details of the address or the inspector are visible.

I'm a little surprised that somebody could make so many assumptions without doing some proper investigations - how long was he at the property?

I suppose for an hour or so, to replace the socket and inspect the consumer unit? I don't know (he was hired by my contractor).
 
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Unfortunately, the only pic I have at the moment is a really blurry one... I don't know to what extent you can make out anything (certainly not the labels!)

EDIT: I found an older one...
 

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This is the CU installation report.
 

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I count 9 MCBs with 7 circuits on the EICR report?
 
The photo showing the cover off the CU and the photo showing with the cover on are clearly 2 different CU's or should I say a similar CU but significant changes have been made

Could you post a photo as it is now?
 
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The blurry picture of the CU has more circuit breakers than the unblurry picture.

Which picture should we look at?
 
It's hard to make out, but the blurry consumer unit does not seem to match up with the certificate.
 

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