It’s an exciting time in your life. You have found your ideal home, and your offer has been accepted.
But perhaps all is not as perfect as it seems.
A large proportion of home buyers do not see the need for an Electrical Inspection on a property they are considering buying and many others believe it is part of the survey carried out on the home.
This is not the case.
Additionally, house vendors do not need to provide an electrical safety certificate to sell a house.
The only certification they are required to provide is a Part P Building Regulation Certificate if they have made any additions to the electrics since 2005.
Therefore, the only way you can be 100% sure the electrics in the house are safe before you buy it is to have an Electrical Inspection report carried out.
Without it, you have no guarantee the electrics are safe and they could break down at any point – potentially leaving you with a larger bill than if you had known of before buying the property.
What is an Electrical Inspection?
An Electrical Inspection is straightforward and with wiring which is 30 years old or younger will take approximately two to four hours.
For older wiring, there are likely to be more faults and therefore the inspection will take longer to complete.
Also as you would expect, a one–bedroomed property will be quicker to complete than a five-bedroomed property.
The electricians will be looking for any overloaded circuits or equipment, potential electric shock risks, defective electrical works and identify if there are any earthing or bonding issues.
It is best to identify any problems before you and your family move into the new house, rather than have the electrics break down, or worse have an electrical fire break out due to faulty wiring.
It’s not worth the risk.
So don’t delay contact EJS Electrics today, and speak to us about an Electrical Inspection. Let us provide you with peace of mind that your dream home is not hiding any potentially disastrous surprises.