EICR Before a House Purchase in Sutton and Croydon
An EICR or electrical installation condition report is gives you a clear idea of the state of a homes electrics. This is really important when you are considering purchasing a new home. Your survey/house buyers report may reference the electrical installation in the property and suggest you get a further in depth report from a registered electrician. Now the first reaction to this may be ‘not more money!’ or we dont have time. HOWEVER taking on a new home and then finding out it needs thousands spent on it to make the electrics safe for your family is a nightmare and not an uncommon reality for lots of movers.
The EICR will give you a a list of observations and a grade to how significant they are. The electrician will then be able to give you an idea of how much any required remedial works will cost.
Here are a few things to think about when considering an EICR on a potential new home:
- Your house survey won’t cover the electrics
- A seller doesn’t have to have an electrical certificate saying the house is safe, although more and more do choose to so there is less chance of delay later on in the transaction.
- The only way you can be 100% sure that the electrics in your potential new home are safe are by having an Electrical Inspection report carried out. This needs to be carried out by a registered electrician with the correct insurances in place.
- Without this Electrical Inspection report, you could end up with an unsafe home, or a very expensive bill to repair the electrics in your home.
We undertake EICR’s in Purley, Wallington, Coulsdon, Carshalton, Sutton, Croydon, Streatham and many surrounding areas. The cost starts from £180 plus vat. The more circuits that require inspecting and testing the more the EICR will cost.