Buying a House?

According to the independent electrical safety charity Electrical Safety First, over a third of home buyers discover electrical problems that they were not aware of before purchase, costing on average £1,704 to fix. Worse than the added cost is the potential for serious injury and death.

Given the seriousness of the consequences, don't you think it would be better to know about any problems before you buy? That way you can negotiate with the vendor and save yourself some money while making sure your new property is safe.

When you buy a property, you have a survey carried out to make sure that the property is structurally sound. People mistakenly believe that a home survey includes an electrical inspection, but most surveys don't. Even then, a structural surveyor can only visually inspect the electrical installation for signs of problems, but they can't actually test it.

So, for the safety of yourself and your family, or tenants if you are a landlord, and for the sake of your budget, it makes sense to have a full electrical test and inspection carried out before you buy a property.

Electrical Installation Condition Report

As a member of the National Association of Professional Inspectors & Testers (NAPIT), we specialise in electrical testing, inspection and reporting. We can conduct a full test and inspection of a property to identify and report on any electrical installation problems.

The testing and inspection takes up to half a day to complete. You will receive a comprehensive report, giving you a clear picture of the condition of the property's electrical installation. This is known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

A Win-Win Situation

The main benefit of this service is that you can find out the cost of any necessary repair work before you buy the property.

If any problems are found, you can use the report to negotiate a reduction in the price of the property. If no problems are found, you can buy your property safe in the knowledge that there are no unexpected dangers lurking around. Either way you win.

To book an installation test/inspection or to find out more

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