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Homebuyers Electrical Test

When buying a new property one of the aspects you may want to have checked out before committing to buy is the electrics, having a homebuyers electrical test carried out could save you any expensive, nasty surprises. Our team are highly skilled and have developed their knowledge to spot any potential hazards or issues in a properties electrics.

A recent study has shown that a shocking two thirds of home buyers neglect to check the electrics in a home they are buying. Leaving the electrics unchecked can leave the new owners open to the shock of high bills, electric shock or fires. This is why we believe that carrying out a homebuyers electrical test is one of the most important things you can do when buying a new property.

With average costs of £2000 up to £10000 to remedy after sale electrical issues it is well within your best interests to use an EICR before the sale goes through. An Electrical Installation Condition Report will inspect all aspects of a properties system including:

  • Switches
  • Sockets
  • Wiring
  • Any other power sources

Not even taking into consideration how much a homebuyers electrical test could save you in later repairs but how it ensures the welfare of anyone using the property is more than enough reason to have one carried out on your property. Also, when it comes to putting in offers on a property if you have an EICR to show any issues you will have to repair at your cost after sale it can work as good leverage to lower the final price.

This works the other way round also, if you are selling your home and have had testing done prior to the sale it can give potential buyers peace of mind knowing there will be no work to do on the electrical system. This would be especially in the case of older buildings that are over the age of the recommended threshold for having your electrical system replaced, which is 30 years. If you would like more information about our services or if you are looking for specialists in homebuyer electrical tests give us a call on 0800 085 9146.