House buyers’ electrical condition report
Posted on 18th October 2017
A lot of people mistakenly think that an electrical check is included in their house buyer’s survey or that a check isn’t important.
Across the country millions of properties are bought each year. According to latest government figures there were almost 4,000 residential property sales in Northampton alone in the first three months of this year.
However, research carried out by Electrical Safety First found that only about a third of house buyers have their property’s electrics checked before they buy. A lot of people mistakenly think that an electrical check is included in their house buyer’s survey or that a check isn’t important.
Sadly, about a third of buyers go on to discover electrical problems that cost £100s to resolve (the average is over £1,700). With a proper check by a qualified electrician before your purchase, these problems could have been avoided.
The results and measurements included in an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) come with appropriate recommendations, where needed.
The report covers damage, deterioration or defects that could be dangerous if they aren’t remedied. Addressing these issues will give you peace of mind about electrical safety in your new property.
Get in touch if you are buying a property and would like to know more about an EICR or to ask one of our qualified electricians for some advice.
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