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Discussion in 'Electrical Forum' started by bugsy, Feb 21, 2011.

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  1. bugsy
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    Had a call to quote for a PIR on Saturday @ 10pm asking if I could do it that night , well it's my misses birthday and were in Whitsateble so I told the guy Id phone him Sunday afternoon, had three calls on Sunday morning ( which I did'nt answer , same guy wanting urgent PIR)
    I phoned him Sunday 5pm and he was in real panic about getting this PIR on a property he had rented out so I arranged an appointment for Monday and he gave me the tanants number. I contacted the tennant to confirm appointment .
    All became clear when I arrived , the tennant had received an electric shock from a screw on the kitchen plate switch which took him off his feet and put him out for two hours, he was found by his wife and rushed to hospital ( an old metal clad box plastic plate fixed by two wood screws one of which had peirced a cable further inspection unearthed 2.5 running under the carpet feeding a broken double socket , all metal light fittings - no cpc, a radial with 5 dsso stuufed into a ring ocpd (32a) showers wired in 2.5mm

    Phoned the landlord and told him needed rewiring, smoke alarms and CM alarm,
    he tried to tell he did;nt need the smokes or CM alarm so dont price for and just make the other stuff good are could I hide it

    Im still fuming , I m gonna calm down before I phone him - Oh and the tennant has an eight year old little girl.
     
  2. Paul.M
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    Paul.M Trusted Advisor

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    I'd give a copy of the PIR to the tenant.
     
  3. LukeD
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    LukeD Regular EF Member

    Many landlords like that a little south of you towards Golders green.....

    Always in a hurry and hoping you will accept cash etc and only do what they want!!
    Councils etc should run a "Hot line" so we can inform etc .

    Mind you 2 x hours on the deck sound like he got well and truly zapped
     
  4. mayfair
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    mayfair Electrician's Arms

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    Alicante, Spain
    Sad m8. Ive not had a great weekend either done a quote for a bar about a week ago, the regs here in Spain state all cable tox free and the tubing we put the singles in also tox free.......... He asks me if i can just use crap cable and tube from local BnQ type of outlet in walls and ceiling and tape ........TAPE tox free ends on where they can be seen in the words of Del what a plonker!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Scratch Music
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    Scratch Music Active EF Member

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    Wel I learned something here. I thought PIR just meant passive infra red....
    thanks
     
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  6. rocker
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    Bugs if he won't pay up and want's you to make it all go away for cash, just tell him the smokes and rewire ARE required and if the work isn't booked then you have a legal obligation to alert the council.

    Has there ever been an inspection in the property? I'll stick a fiver on it that there hasn't. Just another case of greedy landlords putting people at risk for the sake or a couple of quid.
     
  7. gpz900jim
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    issue him with a dangerous installation notice. say its to cover your own back and to pass the responsibility on to him, then give a photocopy to the tenant and tell them to go to her council .
     
  8. Sintra
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    Sintra The Innkeeper Staff Member

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    A call from the injured party to the H&S boys could really rattle the landlord.
     
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  9. bugsy
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    bugsy Guest

    Idid:eek:
     
  10. bugsy
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    bugsy Guest

    His brother is a solicitor but he is a bit worried about the blacklash if he takes it further
     
  11. bugsy
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    bugsy Guest

    apparently he bought the propert at auction on the 1st of December and put the tenants in three days after he completed, no check's he did'nt even have gas safr inspection until today
     
  12. Sintra
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    Sintra The Innkeeper Staff Member

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    I would advice him to take it further if the landlord won't rectify the installation. At the end of the day he could have died and this moron still wants to cut corners.
     
  13. bugsy
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    bugsy Guest

    Yea they kept him in overnight strapped upto CCG , they dischaged him but he has got a heart monitor strapped to him, the severity of this really supprised me considering the amount of belts we get over the year ( self inflicted )
     
  14. bugsy
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    bugsy Guest

    yea totally unreal
     
  15. bugsy
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    bugsy Guest

    Passive infa red
    Periodic inspection report
    ****head in remission
     
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