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House Inspections

Postby Tim Wood » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:39 pm

I would be grateful if you could find a few moments of your time to answer a question.It concerns House electrical inspections.As I will be putting my house on the market soon I understand that at some time I will have to have one. The house is 30 years old,I did have the consumer unit replaced 12 years and added a RCD unit between the supply and the new consumer unit.What I would like to know is it a safety inspection or will it have to comply with the new regulations?

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Postby TheDoctor4 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:21 pm

Have you had a look at the Part P project in the projects sectio. This may provide you with some useful info:
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Postby ericmark » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:44 pm

A periodic inspections report does as name suggests reports on electrical system there is no pass or fail the non compliance item are give a code 1 to 4 and any 1 or 2 coded faults will really need attention but cat 3 or 4 are more informative to assist with future work for example where items would now have a RCD and before it was not required it will attract a code 4 and this tells anyone you is contemplating work they may need to add a RCD when for example adding a fan in a bathroom. A periodic inspections report is required every 10 years or on change of ownership and there as far as I know nothing to say who has to do test seller or buyer but until bought ownership has not changed so I would check with an estate agent. Also who may do the periodic inspections report many consider the inspector should hold a C&G 2391 and being registered under a Part P system has nothing to do with ability to complete a periodic inspections report. There is nothing in black and white so again as estate agent. If you follow links to Part P there is a sample of the forms used of go onto IET web site for up to date version without "On Line Version" printed across it.

Postby Tim Wood » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:22 pm

Thank you both for your help.

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