EICR has found C2 and C3 issues, but I'm not convinced the C2s are legally required

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    EICR has found C2 and C3 issues, but I'm not convinced the C2s are legally required

    Hi there, I've just had to get an EICR for a rental property, and the report has come back with lots of C2 and C3 issues. The rental property is a Victorian maisonette over a shop. I would be really grateful if someone could advise me whether the remedial works are actually required or the electrician is just creating work for himself.

    I'm attaching a photo of my fuse board. I have smoke alarms fitted on each floor already. Do I need to replace my downlights throughout the property? I'm happy to do any works that are needed to comply with the current regulations, but I don't want to be paying for work that is not legally required. Thanks for any advice.

    These are the items he tells me need doing:

    Code 2's Existing fuse board is old obsolete type with no fault protection.
    Upgrade and install new metal fuse board with RCBO's to cater for each circuit.
    Bathroom downlights are not suitable for use, upgrade and install IP rated LED downlights.
    Old worn obsolete type downlights throughout the rest of the property
    Upgrade and install new LED fire rated fittings.
    Install earth bond to water

    Code 3's and Maintenance
    Replace old worn exterior sensor light not working.
    Upgrade old halogen lamps to LED
    3 X 10year smoke alarms
    Replace old worn spurs 2 x to heat controls
    Secure socket for cooker and hob, install in cupboard so accessible .
    Ensure switched correct way around

    Remedial work is required for C2s. See for instance Guide for landlords: electrical safety standards in the private rented sector
    There is a fine line between irony and stupidity. If I say something absurd please assume that I am being facetious.


      To get a satisfactory EICR you need to act on the C2’s

      did you arrange the EICR or did your agent?


        Btw the one about worn obsolete downlighting needs clarification. Just because they are old doesn’t menmean a C2 is applicable

        and don’t agree to sealed led downlighting. You need tenant changeable units with old fashioned led bulbs


          Originally posted by Neelix View Post
          To get a satisfactory EICR you need to act on the C2’s

          did you arrange the EICR or did your agent?
          My agent recommended the electrician, but I paid for the EICR direct to him (£160 +vat)


            FWIW if it’s a single dwelling you do not strictly need fire rated downlights .

            if it’s a house converted into 2 dwellings you will do


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