A question for landlords - would you change electrician part way through a job?

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  • DigSunPap
    DigSunPap Posts: 375 Forumite
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    Also not a landlord here but if they aren't doing the job properly then probably wise to get someone else into do it properly otherwise you might regret it later on.
  • dil1976
    dil1976 Posts: 484 Forumite
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    1. Your son's landlord must, by law, have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).  These are valid for 5 years from the date of the inspection for which they are issued.  They can only be issued by suitably qualified electricians.  I'm surprised the landlord had to find an electrician on-line rather than use the person / firm who issued the EICR.


    Incorrect.
    1. An EICR is given a period of time the inspector deems the installation suitable for continued use so could be as short as a few months.
    2. Anyone can issue a EICR, however should something happen and the person who has carried it out needs to prove their competence then being suitably qualified is the best way to prove this.
  • Risteard
    Risteard Posts: 1,881 Forumite
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    1. Your son's landlord must, by law, have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).  These are valid for 5 years from the date of the inspection for which they are issued.


    Not necessarily. Five years is the maximum interval for rented properties. If the Inspector considers it necessary then it can be given a shorter interval.
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  • Thank you for all of your comments and helpful advice. 

    The landlord engaged a new electrician, who found the source of the problem.  The landlord has paid and ended the contract with the first.  Hopefully my son will be able to use his kitchen soon. 

     Thank you again.  
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  • FreeBear
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    youth_leader said: The landlord engaged a new electrician, who found the source of the problem.
    What was the problem ?
    Enquiring minds would like to know :)

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  • youth_leader
    youth_leader Posts: 2,456 Forumite
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    I cannot remember the correct terminology, forgive me, but the new electrician identified he had used 20 amp instead of 40 amp for something?  
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