It’s really important to tell. An old fuse box will have a series of fuses inside the fuse carrier. You can remove fuses manually, and replace them when they stop working.
For safety reasons, certified electricians like us will do this for you. While respecting building regulations, we will also issue a certificate for you too.
The cost depends on the type of consumer unit required, the number of circuits needed, and the state of your current installation. In most cases, prices vary between £400 to £550 for a more precise quote, please contact us.
It depends on the size of the building as well as the condition of the existing installation. It usually takes half a day.
First, it can put you or your tenants in dangerous situations. Financially, your tenants are entitled to sue you for civil damages. You will then risk resulting fines (£5,000 per non-compliant item). These can lead to invalidating your home insurance, up to six months in jail, and even a murder charge if there is a deceased person.
According to the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1985, all electrical equipment needs to be secured at the beginning of each lease and kept that way for the duration of the agreement.
Therefore, before renting or leasing a property in London, make sure you have a valid electrical certificate, a PAT certificate, and an EPC to avoid committing a criminal crime.
To give you a rough idea, Electrical Safety First recons there are approximately 20,000 accidental domestic fires of electrical origin yearly, in the UK. 46% of them would be caused by misuse, and 26% by faulty appliances and leads. A lot of fires would have been prevented with the right protection.