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    • almost
    • By almost 9th Jul 17, 11:05 PM
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    Electricity certificate
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    • 9th Jul 17, 11:05 PM
    Electricity certificate 9th Jul 17 at 11:05 PM
    I've got myself quite confused - if anyone can help me here I would appreciate it!

    I trying to sell my flat at the moment, and I am going through the paperwork from my solicitors. There is a section about electrical works. Earlier this year I had an electrician fix a small electrical problem. Should I have received a certificate for the work he did? I was away when he did it, and just paid the invoice when he emailed it.

    He recommended getting a new consumer unit, and his quotes seemed very expensive for that, so I decided not to do it at the time.

    I've emailed him asking about the work, but not heard anything back. I'm worried that I have messed up here and should have thought about a certificate at the time. Any tips on what I should do now would be greatly appreciated!
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    • MonsieurFrugal
    • By MonsieurFrugal 10th Jul 17, 1:55 AM
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    You only get certificates for certain electrical work. What did he do?
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    • By Laz123 10th Jul 17, 9:12 AM
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    Or if the whole system has been verified that it's up to spec and safe.

    If the new buyer insists on a certificate it'll cost in the region of £150 depending on area etc.
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    • societys child
    • By societys child 10th Jul 17, 10:45 AM
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    fix a small electrical problem
    Depends what it was?

    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 10th Jul 17, 12:13 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:13 PM
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    Reading on various electrician forums, I think there's some mixed opinions on whether or not a minor works certificate is a strict requirement for minor repairs although having one shows that the work has been properly tested according to regs, which I suppose is more important than the actual piece of paper.

    Our electrician gave us a MWC for adding new sockets and relocating a light switch but we didn't get one when he fixed our kitchen spots (replaced a dead transformer) - I wasn't bothered.

    I think any significant installation work should have at least a minor works certificate and if you've had any work done that is notifiable under Part P you should have the documentation for this.

    Either way, if your buyers want to be satisfied with the safety and compliance of the current electrical installation as it is now then they should pay to have an EICR.
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