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By Jeff on 20/06/2017
Electrician in Birmingham: Mr electric are pleased to publish the following survey results
20% of home buyers thought a surveyor will inspect the state of the electrics, but this is not the case. Of course a surveyor is not an electrician.
According to an Electrical Safety First survey, 30% of home buyers who commission Electrical Installation Condition Reports, discover electrical problems that they were not aware of before purchase, potentially saving them thousands of pounds.
There were nearly 2.5 million residential sales in the UK in 2014-15. However, research carried out by Electrical Safety First found that only 37% of buyers had the electrics checked before purchase. One in five believed that electrical checks were included in the recommended home survey report and just under half were unaware that checks were needed at all.
Over a third of home buyers then went on to discover electrical problems that they were not aware of before purchase – something that could easily be avoided by getting a registered electrician to inspect the electrics and issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report.
You can visit the Electrical Safety First website to learn more about Sean’s story and how he had to fork out almost £10,000 to cover the cost of damage and to rewire his entire home.
If you are currently in the midst of buying a house contact us for an Electrical Installation Condition Report to ensure your new home is safe and you aren’t left out of pocket.
Quick Tip – If your Buying a House built before 1969 that has not been rewired- Its more than likely the lighting circuit(s) have no Earth which requires rewiring This becomes dangerous if metal switches are installed on an un-earthed circuit.