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    Splitting Electricity

    I have a house that was converted into two flats back in the 1980’s. The gas was separated years ago and there are two meters outside. The electric has not been separated although each flat has its own fuse board. I need advice as to how I go about splitting the electric so both flats can pay their bills independently.
    many thanks

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    You need to apply to your supplier to have 2 meters and 2 isolators fitted, then you will need to arrange for a local competent spark to be on hand on the day to reconnect on the load side of the isolators.

    this will take time too

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    • Reply to Consumer unit
      by billl
      The electrician has replied back with "Yes, NAPIT approved." Which is neither NICEIC or ECA. Is this satisfactory?

      I will ask hime how long he will be at the property for the report, thanks

      How long should he take for a two bed flat?...
      14-06-2021, 06:21 AM
    • Consumer unit
      by billl
      Hi I have an issue come up when I had a new kitchen fitted, the builder brought in an electrician to connect the kitchen wiring and he had the attached comments. And is asking for £180 for a condition report which includes Electrical inspection, Electrical testing and Full report with certificate ECR....
      12-06-2021, 12:14 PM
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      by popotla
      I own a small flat in the East Midlands (rented out) and am told by the management company that electrical work needs doing.

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      by Neelix
      My advice to you is not to use the management companies sparks

      a flat would be between £120 and £150 but remember that’s just to inspect and test, if you get C1 or C2 codes then remedial costs would be on top

      as for your quotes - £100 for a fan replacement is probably...
      13-06-2021, 19:47 PM
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      by Neelix
      Back to the op, £180 in London isn’t much for an EICR so before you give the go ahead to the spark ask him how long he will be in the property? If he says about 1 hour then don’t use him....
      13-06-2021, 08:09 AM
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      by jpucng62
      There is quite a lot of time / work involved in the EICR so I'm not surprised at the £180. He can't know the scope of the problem without doing this. What comes next will depend on what he finds. It sounds like you could be in for a large bill bill you need to get this sorted and what price safety?...
      13-06-2021, 06:08 AM
    • Reply to Consumer unit
      by billl
      Thank you both for your advice, I just went with what the management agent recommended builder. This is the second time and has not worked out well. I have asked the current electrician if he is a full scope Approved Contractor, Thanks

      The electrician is insisting to have a condition...
      12-06-2021, 22:10 PM
    • Reply to Consumer unit
      by baldelectrician
      I agree- I get most of my work from word of mouth and existing customers....
      12-06-2021, 21:02 PM
    • Reply to Consumer unit
      by baldelectrician
      Use a fully approoved contractor.

      Part P only is not fully time (apprenticeship) served usually

      I would suggest a full scope Approved Contractor (either NICEIC or ECA)
      12-06-2021, 21:01 PM
    • Reply to Consumer unit
      by Neelix
      problem is there no guarantees with trades people , they claim all sorts of things BUT as somebody who gets nearly all their work by word of mouth recommendation, I would say this is the way you should go

      remember some trade sites do not publish bad reviews , and as you can see from your...
      12-06-2021, 19:40 PM
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