More to the point the person checking it unless a qualified Electrician & qualified Inspector is not even allowed to remove Electrical points or consumer unit covers to inspect the Electrical Wiring and systems underneath.
So far this year I have attended 47 homes in Harrogate who have called me in to do work having recently moved in, only to find the house actually needs a complete re wire costing anything up to £8000.00.
The house owners actually paid for a survey on each of these cases and each one did not recognise the fact the property needed rewiring. Only certain types of Electrical contractors who have passed the highest graded technical exams and have extensive experience in the Electrical Industry can give a expert opinion and provide a written report on the Electrical state of a property. A standard Electrician cannot provide this so make sure you get the correct person for the job.
An Electrical inspector must view the property and this is the person who conducts the survey. I work independently of any Estate Agents, I work for you the customer and as such my report is not bias towards the sale of the property it is factual, evidential and professional. just what you require when determining weather or not to buy a property in this day and age. I am not on commission for the sale of the property as I work for you for the fraction of the cost of a regular survey conducted by Estate Agents.
Why has this happened?This happened because anyone can put a new style socket and light switch on a wall and cover up a potential mess of non earthed wiring underneath. It is only until you check underneath the surface that you find the errors which can cost a small fortune to put right. As a 17th Edition Electrical Inspector I am qualified to say in writing the Electrics inside a property have to meet a certain standard, if they do not then my written reports save you money off your new home as I make written estimations on correcting the wiring. That means you can take my report back to the estate Agents and inform them your offer is now going to be less due to the amount of corrective work needed to make the electrics correct. That means you do not have to shell out unnecessary funds and force the home owner to correct the work or you simply do not buy the property.
Contact me today 0800 7797472 / 07864 000951 and I will arrange through your estate agents to visit your potential new home, I will thoroughly inspect it and provide you with a written fault list, and a professional estimation on how much it will cost to put right.