Electrical testing when purchasing a property

electrical testing

Whether you are a home owner, a property developer or a landlord, you will no doubt need to employ a qualified electrician for electrical testing. This is because any new property you are purchasing will need to have the electrical work tested to make sure it is up to standard. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to electrical testing when purchasing a property.

electrical testing when purchasing a property

Why test the electrics?

Before you hand over a vast amount of cash for your new property, surely you want to know how it is “under the hood” so to speak. You wouldn’t buy a car without taking a look. Buying a property is no different.

Any electrical problem that the property has, be it faulty wiring, old circuits, or a faulty switch, is about to become your problem. And with profit margins and turn around to consider, surely you would rather the current seller paid for the necessary work? This is where an electrical homebuyer report comes in handy.

What is an electrical homebuyers report?

An electrical homebuyers report will provide you with accurate and detailed information regarding the quality of the electrics within the property. This is something that needs to be carried out by a professional and qualified electrician.

The report will include:

  • The Technical NAPIT (Periodic Inspection Report on an Existing Electrical Installation)
  • Photographs of the tested electrical and any problems encountered
  • notes and annotations to discuss the evidence presented and explain its importance
  • Future recommendations for the buyer
  • Estimated costs

What will the outcome be?

An electrical homebuyers report will be used to negotiate the cost of the property, taking into consideration any electrical work that needs to be completed. This means that you wont be left out of pocket after signing on the dotted line.

In addition, it is a big safety advantage to be aware that plugging in your electrical appliances could be dangerous.

If you need more information and advice, contact us at Walker Electrical today.