selling house electrical safety certificate

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I have the same question but this time with electrical safety certificate for selling a property.

My house is sold and price is over 20k asking so I am very happy and want the sale completed quickly. They are first time buyer and there solicitor wants all the paperwork to be correct so they do not get into trouble in my opinion. The electrics are only 20 years old and I know everything is safe, we never had a problem everything still looks new. I met with my solicitor who stated that it is best to get the required certificates if I wanted the sale to 'proceed'.

Can anyone recommend a company that can help me or someone on here please send a PM. I do not want to use a company that is not recommended because of bad experiences in the past, actually alot of bad experiences in the past trusting some company who I find on the internet.

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  • plumberpaigplumberpaig Forumite
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    You've posted a question like this 4 times in 2 days. The best thing would be to not post in the  'Is This Quote Fair?' section until you have a price from a company for us to give our opinion on. You didn't say what area you are in. Did you see my reply to your other posts?

    This company is recommended on here..

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/5855292/gas-electrical-safety-certificate-buying-selling-home-buyer-report/p1

    If you're a landlord...

    Landlord - Standard £79

    Includes:
    Gas Safety Certificate
    Boiler Service

    Landlord - Bronze £129

    Includes:
    Gas Safety Certificate
    Boiler Service
    Energy Performance Certificate

    Landlord - Silver £189

    Includes:
    Gas Safety Certificate
    Electrical Installation Condition Report

    Landlord - Gold £219

    Includes:
    Gas Safety Certificate
    Boiler Service
    Electrical Installation Condition Report

    Landlord - Platinum £249

    Includes:
    Gas Safety Certificate
    Boiler Service
    Electrical Installation Condition Report
    Energy Performance Certificate


    However as you're either you're either buying or selling...

    Home Buyer Report – Standard £189

    Includes:
    Gas Safety Certificate
    Electrical Installation Condition Report
    Add Boiler Service +£30

    Home Buyer Report– Bronze £279

    Includes:
    Gas Safety Certificate
    Electrical Installation Condition Report
    Plumbing Condition Report
    Central Heating Condition Report
    Add Boiler Service +£30

    Home Buyer Report– Silver £349

    Includes:
    Gas Safety Certificate
    Electrical Installation Condition Report
    Plumbing Condition Report
    Central Heating Condition Report
    Smoke alarm(s) checked – real smoke
    Carbon monoxide alarm(s) checked – real CO
    Estimate of all remedial works required
    Accompanying photos of all defects identified

    Home Buyer Report– Gold £379

    Includes:
    Gas Safety Certificate
    Electrical Installation Condition Report
    Plumbing Condition Report
    Central Heating Condition Report
    Smoke alarm(s) checked – real smoke
    Carbon monoxide alarm(s) checked – real CO
    Estimate of all remedial works required
    Accompanying photos of all defects identified
    Boiler Service

    Home Buyer Report– Platinum £399

    Includes:
    Gas Safety Certificate
    Electrical Installation Condition Report
    Plumbing Condition Report
    Central Heating Condition Report
    Smoke alarm(s) checked – real smoke
    Carbon monoxide alarm(s) checked – real CO
    Estimate of all remedial works required
    Accompanying photos of all defects identified
    Boiler Service
    Portable Appliance Test


    If you're in Devon then I can certainly recommend good tradesmen to you.


  • edited 22 March at 9:28PM
    RisteardRisteard Forumite
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    edited 22 March at 9:28PM
    hutch2828 said:
    I have the same question but this time with electrical safety certificate for selling a property.

    My house is sold and price is over 20k asking so I am very happy and want the sale completed quickly. They are first time buyer and there solicitor wants all the paperwork to be correct so they do not get into trouble in my opinion. The electrics are only 20 years old and I know everything is safe, we never had a problem everything still looks new. I met with my solicitor who stated that it is best to get the required certificates if I wanted the sale to 'proceed'.

    Can anyone recommend a company that can help me or someone on here please send a PM. I do not want to use a company that is not recommended because of bad experiences in the past, actually alot of bad experiences in the past trusting some company who I find on the internet.

    Just because you "never had a problem" doesn't mean that everything is safe or satisfactory. You cannot possibly know that.

    I would expect periodic inspection and testing of a 3 bed or smaller house - assuming no power in garden lighting; garages; outbuildings etc. to cost around £250 - £300 (plus VAT if applicable), and for a larger house more.
    RECI & Safe Electric Registered Electrical Contractor
    NICEIC Approved Contractor
    ECA Registered Member
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