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  • Property Management

    Electric wall socket

    Hello,

    My tenant has just told me the fuses in his house has been going off a few times, and he believes he has spotted a faulty wall socket. I am capable of changing it myself, but was wondering if this is OK as far as regulations are concerned?

    Thanks!

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    Jean-Stéphane

    In A House Ltd

    RLAAS Accredited Landlord

    You will want a trained professional to do so and moreover give an Electrical Certificate.
    I dont think you are forbidden from replacing an electrical socket but if something were to happen. There would certainly be heightened scrutiny.

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    Pay £35 to someone else to change it is my advice 

    Dozens of sockets will be changed today by landlords

    I am tempted because I can but never do

    I have no formal training or qualifications to do stuff like that ...................

    So I fast forward in my mind to the worst case scenario when I`m at the coroners inquest

    Mr Clarke - your tenant was electrocuted by a socket and is now dead 

    Please explain your actions on the morning of the 22nd May 2019.........

     


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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    Thanks guys. Jonathan, I like your sense of humour:-)

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    Jean-Stéphane

    In A House Ltd

    RLAAS Accredited Landlord

    Replacement of accessories isn't notifiable work under part P

    https://electrical.theiet.org/bs-7671/bu...ales/faqs/
    (see Q5)

    So purely from a regulation point of view it's not an issue - other people have already raised the other potential liability issues.

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    DISCLAIMER just my personal opinion - for legal advice consult a qualified professional grown-up.

    How do you know its the wall socket, could well be a fault elsewhere  or the tenant has been overloading the circuits.  Get it checked out by an electrician to be on the safe side.

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