Getting an Electrical Inspection Report (Buying my First Home)

 After getting a survey, a few things came back from the report. Whilst nothing significant, there were a few recommendations. Many of them were things that the solicitor would automatically include in her selection of reports, such as services and a mining report, however some others needed further inspection, one being the electrics. I new when looking around the house the first time, that the electrical fuse box (the RCD board) would likely need replacing. I hadn't anticipated that the electrics hadn't been inspected in almost 30 years (shockingly!) so I also needed a report completing. 

One of my colleagues, who recently left, recommended her husband's company. It's a joint venture with a builder and he is the electrician. They were able to fit me in for both the electrics and the bathroom to be redone, so I thought it was a great option given that I trusted her and they had great reviews. Of course, given the current turnaround of jobs and the long wait, the fact they would prioritise me and be a little flexible was also a bonus. I will share more on the bathroom later! 

I got the official Electrical Inspection Report back after just 3 days. An electrical safety certificate is essential for showing that electrics are up to date and meet modern safety standards. Unfortunately, currently this house isn't, but I've been safely informed it shouldn't be too big of a job to rectify. I was advised that the majority of the faults will be resolved with the new RCD board. Typically, one-bed flats costs begin at around £150, and rise to around £300 for larger properties like three-bedroom homes. I felt mine was a good price at £180. 

Hopefully, it will all be fixed soon. I'm still waiting a full quote for the work to be done, however I'm planning on doing something with the utility room, where everything is, so I'm waiting at the moment, so I can decide where I want it all moving to.