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  1. James McDermott
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    James McDermott New EF Member

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    Hi all
    Im a Sole trader electrician and i have about 7 years of experience. I would consider myself competent at testing and I regularly test my own jobs but ive only really subbed to firms that have Part P and are members of NICEIC or the other electrical bodies, i dont personally hold Part P qual and Im not a member myself of NICEIC. I do not do enough of my own jobs to warrant joining NICEIC or getting the part P qual.
    My problem comes as my friend has asked me to test his house (as part of him selling it) which I can physically do but Im confused if I can self certify the house and produce a condition report for the letting agency and inform building control as a one off. Or do I need turn down the work and get another electrician to come test?
    Any information to clear this up for me would be great
    Many thanks
     
  2. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    You'll be pleased with the replies - ready? Go
     
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  3. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    you can do an EICR for your mate. complete the certificate. part pee and LABC are irrelevant here as they only apply to installation works. you will not be certifying installation work, but completing a condition report. any faults that require remedial work come under the umbrella of maintenance and, as such, part pee and notification to LABC do not apply. however, any remedial work that you may do must comply with BS7671.
     
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  4. polo1
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    I guess the issue is do you believe you are competent in carrying out EICRs? There is a difference between inspecting & testing work you have done and an EICR (I'm assuming it's an EICR that's required!).
    If you believe you have better than average knowledge of BS7671, go for it.
     
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  5. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Told you!
     
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  6. James McDermott
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    James McDermott New EF Member

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    Thanks for your quick reply's completely cleared up the issues. Ill be letting him know that i can carry out the works! Just saved him some money!
     
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  7. Murdoch
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    ^^ don't undersell yourself .... its your competence and skills on the line when you sign the document....

    Charge the going rate for the area.
     
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  8. HandySparks
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    Why is a letting agency involved, and what is the purpose of the report?
     
  9. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    PS you can get Stroma membership for £288 per year...
     
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  10. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    Murdoch: in association with Stroma!
    ^^^
    (Stroma. You should sponsor him!)
     
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  11. James McDermott
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    James McDermott New EF Member

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    Sorry I didn't mean a letting agency. It is his estate agent that has asked for a condition report on his house prior to him selling it.
    Unfortunately even at £288 for 1 job i cant see it being worth, I do see where you coming from though. It might be worth me considering for in the furture
     
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  12. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    ^^ you don't need scheme membership for EICR's - just pointing out the lower costs of Stroma, versus NICEIC et al if you plan to do CU change, new circuits, Part P stuff...
     
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  13. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    What is this part P qual everyone keeps posting about
     
  14. spinlondon
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    It's a qualification for kitchen fitters or plumbers to obtain so they can rewire people's houses.
     
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  15. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    Kevin & Wet pants then
     
  16. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I will add that if you intended to do more EICRs than just your mates then Professional Indemnity insurance is a must. This takes you up to the next level of responsibility but insures you just in case.
     
  17. jaydub
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    jaydub Regular EF Member

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    James Mcdermott, just out of interest, what quals do you have? And do you find you get on okay not being a member to any CPS? Is most of your work subby work?
     
  18. James McDermott
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    James McDermott New EF Member

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    I have my C + G level 3 and 17th. But yeah I just subb to firms and baring last Xmas I haven't been out of work. But a lot of the work I do is more commercial or industrial rather then domestic.
     
  19. HandySparks
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    Might be worth asking the estate agent if they require any particular registration or qualifications requirements for producing a report. If not, then crack on.
     
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  20. Murdoch
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    I think that could be a leading question .. Most estate agents call the report a safety certificate.... And some have heard of the NICEIC....

    So just crack on...
     
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