|This - after the electrical inspection|
We have amazing laws in this country: the snag is getting anyone to put them into practice. One new requirement if you purchase a property is that new Electrical/Plumbing/Gas Certificates must be issued by a qualified person before the transfer of ownership can take place. This has resulted in a rash of new small businesses opening up, seeing a good chance to get their hands into the cookie jar and to charge exorbitant amounts for finding/pretending to find/overlooking but charging - as many faults as they can. There are some horror stories out there and owners just have to pay. I have just received the electrical report from the conveyancing lawyers on the apartment we have just bought and will ask my husband to look at it on the week-end to see if he agrees with checklist of 'yes' ticks which certify that our place is electrically safe. We have had it painted out with new carpets and all things fixed before tenants move in on 1st November. My painter is very good and pulled down all the downlighters (not LED) before he painted the ceilings. He pointed out the condition of these two in particular and I was horrified, imagining that our flat is in immediate danger of burning down. There are 30 of these lights in the 5 rooms and I notice that the whole building has them in all the corridors and they are permanently on. None are LED, so they all generate quite a lot of heat. Am I right to worry?