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Home Buyers’ Reports

The home buyers’ report, also known as the domestic visual condition report, is designed for customers who require a quick check of their fixed wiring at a competitive price. It is not as thorough as a periodic inspection report. Thus, property owners with any doubt regarding the suitability of this service should instead request a full periodic inspection report. However, the simple nature and low cost of the home buyers’ report means it meets the needs of many homeowners and landlords.

What’s Involved?

Tests carried out during the domestic visual condition report include:

  • Inspection of Consumer Unit, Including MCB/Fuse Ratings, Condition, Labelling, Suitability for a Domestic Property, and Identification of Circuits in Need of Testing
  • Checking the Operation of Consumer Unit Isolation Switch; Checking MCB (if Any) Operation
  • Checking the Main RCD Operation Using the Test Button(s)
  • Visually Checking All Easily Accessible Power Points, Switches, Flex Outlets, and Electrical Fittings for Damage and Condition
  • Testing the Phase Wiring on a Selection of Accessible Sockets (13-amp Square Pin Only)
  • Measuring the Main RCD Trip Times under Various Conditions; Confirming They Are Within the Required Limits (Measured from a 13-amp Square Pin Socket)
  • Measuring the Actual RCD Trip Current (Measured from a 13-amp Square Pin Socket)
  • Measuring and Checking that the Earth Loop Impedance is within the Required Limit (For All Easily Accessible 13-amp Square Pin Sockets)
  • Checking that a Sample Light Switch on Each Identified Lighting Circuit has a Protective Earth Connected
  • Checking for the Presence of an Earth Connection on Showers, Bathroom Radiators, and Taps

Following the inspection, we will present a detailed report before recommending a suitable interval until the next inspection.

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