Mail sent. We live in Cambridge now, but my wife used to live in the flat before moving across here. The plan was to rent it out and make a small profit, but so far it's just cost us money!
Today's Landlord dilemma
Footflaps, I don't know the company, but that report is rubbish. I'd offer to pay them when they send you a full set of results from their inspection
Note. A visual inspection cannot diagnose poor insulation. £200 is a fair price for a full ECIR by the way. That would include all test results, and reference to deviations from BS7671.
Out of interest, are this outfit registered with any of the professional bodies - NICEIC, NAPIT, ELCSA etc? If so, I would make a formal complaint to the. I don't like to use the term, but just let me suggest cows and young men, Indians and John Wayne
The company was http://www.conradpope.co.uk arranged through the letting agency.
£200 is a fair price for a full ECIR by the way. That would include all test results, and reference to deviations from BS7671.
A full ECIR was what I was expecting. I don't see how looking at living room ceiling lights can help diagnose a kitchen ring main fault.
I'd inform NICEIC, TrustMark and the letting agency know that you are far from impressed by their utter lack of professionalism.
alanl - Member
Hmm, I'm close by, I thought you were in Cambridge?
I'm the South side of Leicester, Blaby.
What a Star alanl is and what a great resource STW is!
Alan has been and fixed the problem this morning, wasn't even a wiring fault, just an extension lead under a washing machine which has been dripped on. Unplug extension lead and everything OK. He's fitted some new sockets in the kitchen so the tenant can plug everything in properly with no extension leads and also fixed a dimmer switch for the tenant, so everyone is happy.
Forking out another £2k on a re-wire of a tired flat seems a waste as we'll never get the money back.
You won't? Surely you will when the mortgage is paid and you sell it?
That's the point of the exercise after all.
Nice to see a happy ending, use the internet to find what you need, then shop local.
Yes, sat in a pub again as our phone cable has been stolen, so no internet for the whole area.
Anyway, yes, it was a dripping washing machine hose that had leaked onto a 4 gang extension lead and was tripping the RCD.
Hose tightened up, extension removed, and tested - no fault at all with the fixed wiring.
It does need tidying up, but not £1800+ of tidying up!
As for a new consumer unit - the previous bloke is a con merchant.
There is one circuit, the lights,that are not RCD protected, meaning the CU was probably fitted pre-2008. No problem in itself. If RCD protection was needed, then an extra RCD, or, RCBO's could be fitted in the CU. They are still available, and would be very easy to fit and test.
The other minor points do need looking at, but it's a mornings work, and is not dangerous.
Once again, Thanks Alan.
You really saved us a lot of grief!
Out of interest, are this outfit registered with any of the professional bodies - NICEIC, NAPIT, ELCSA etc? If so, I would make a formal complaint to the.
Well I've looked into this NICEIC only process complaints about completed work, and as the cowboys didn't actually do anything, other than disconnect one circuit, hence I can't file a complaint.
I will be writing to the Management company and trading standards explaining what happened though.
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