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    • Welshgirl20
    • By Welshgirl20 16th May 19, 9:15 PM
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    Home buyers report gas/elec recommendation
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    • 16th May 19, 9:15 PM
    Home buyers report gas/elec recommendation 16th May 19 at 9:15 PM
    Hi if someone can please help, im in the process of buying a house in cardiff, it is about 50 years old and still has the original back boiler.

    Im struggling to find a company that would provide a home buyers report inspection/safety certificates.

    Could anyone recommemd a company that would do this in the area.

    Many thanks
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 16th May 19, 9:24 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 9:24 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 9:24 PM
    surveyors do home buyers surveys. They are not electricians, they are surveyors. They are not gas engineers, they are surveyors.

    Search

    https://www.niceic.com/


    https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/


    Or for a surveyor:


    https://www.rics.org/uk/find-a-member/
    • Welshgirl20
    • By Welshgirl20 16th May 19, 10:13 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 10:13 PM
    Thanks for the info, to clarify we have had a survey done, which recommended "as im sure they all do" that we have the gas an electric checked, ive found a few recommemd companies that do both for around 175 on previous form posts but none that cover the cardiff area.
    • Chandler85
    • By Chandler85 17th May 19, 7:21 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 7:21 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 7:21 AM
    If the boiler is the original, if you plan to replace it as part of the move then why get it checked? Depends on timescales I guess.


    Same with the electrics, you can get them tested but if you are intending to rewire it then decide if it is worth it? A sparky can test it and tell you it is "safe" but unless it is all recent they'll still probably recommend it is upgraded.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 17th May 19, 8:00 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 8:00 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 8:00 AM
    The gas safe register is here: https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/

    enter 'Cardiff' in your search field and a list of registered gas safe people will come up. Look for ones with the 'domestic' classification.

    Alternatively go on local facebook groups and ask for recommendations.
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