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Zeespark

Are we really cheapening ourselves THAT much?

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Zeespark

My mum is just about to rent out a property, EICR via letting company which is optional - for £30, unreal😖

 

AndyGuinness

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Badger

That's redicoulous what is it a sit in the van and make up the numbers again 

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Blue Duck

Thought the going rate for that sort of thing was £100, £30 for the "spark" and £70 for the agent to share the location on Google maps.

 

We had 3 testers on site at a rate of £250/day....

When it came to witnessing the test results it was quickly revealed they were making them up! 

They were pumped there and then. 

 

:C

 

 

Edited by Blue Duck
no Brian

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Murdoch
2 hours ago, Zeespark said:

My mum is just about to rent out a property, EICR via letting company which is optional - for £30, unreal😖

 

AndyGuinness

 

 

Won't be worth the paper its written / printed on

 

 

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Jono Pashley

Drive by

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Andy™

probably done by the handyman, plug in tester,  all 3 lights on, must be OK

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Sidney

At a guess they've already got a copy of an EICR for the property and are charging £30 for a copy of the copy...

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Blue Duck

@Zeespark

 

I think you should part with that £30 just to see what you get for the money!?

 

 

 

 

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Andy™
13 minutes ago, Blue Duck said:

@Zeespark

 

I think you should part with that £30 just to see what you get for the money!?

 

 

 

 

 

good idea. id also act the dumb customer and ask loads of daft questions like are my sockets going to melt, whats is there a green and yellow thing under the sink etc

 

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kerching

Also,start asking things like

 

is my fuseboard illegal?

 

its ok to,get an occasional shock from the taps, isn't it?

 

that big wire near the meter sometimes smells, should it do that?

 

then when they have answered ask them about Network Impedance

 

thats got to be worth the £30!

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Zeespark

Thanks all, I know the house intimately, especially the electrics, I know whats wrong (which isnt much that can be noted on an EICR). Its the sort of house that I would strip everything back to bare walls and start again. In the 'new' house, a 1902 build, there are even more fun and games.

 

AndyGuinness

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Evans Electric

£30  !!  I just moved moved my van 200 mtrs  down the road,   put a light up they had bought  and parked it up again ..£30  :C

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Murdoch

What poor fool would agree to put their signature on an EICR for just £30?

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Andy™

micky mouse

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SPECIAL LOCATION
7 hours ago, Murdoch said:

What poor fool would agree to put their signature on an EICR for just £30?

 

7 hours ago, Andy™ said:

micky mouse

 

Or...

 

Donald Duck..

 

Goofy...

 

Pluto....

 

Bugs Bunny....

 

Captain Pugwash....

 

Sponge Bob....

 

Del Boy...

 

Buzz Lightyear....

 

Actually. quite a few names I know may be willing to put their autograph on a £30 EICR...

 

Guinness

:pmsl1::D

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Evans Electric

This has reminded me of a  question I posed  some years ago ,   I'll try it again . 

 

Including myself  I never met anyone who has actually SEEN  a Mickey Mouse cartoon .    Everyone 's heard of him .   Bugs Bunny ,  Road Runner Tom & Jerry  yes ....the most famous one in the world ...no . 

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SLIPSHOD & SLAPDASH

I will put money  on the EICR being a Landlords condition report, which is a visual only.  Even if i offered those it would be more than £30.

About 10 years ago we used to do call out work for a local agent at £40 each job. That was cheap then but all work was within  1/2 mile of his office which was 5 min drive from home and generally never took more than half an hour to complete. It led on to many bigger jobs.

 

 

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MG201

The drive to do testing at £5 a circuit is getting crazy.  It seems to me that all these main contractors are taking on full FM jobs then trying to drive the price of every unit down. As NICEIC reccomend a max of 40 circuits a day how can the SME manage to make a living. I know good testers will do 80 a day if all centrally located and no access limitations.  I also seen a Edinburgh testing company offering £70 a property this includes PAT EICR fire check. . OK 70 IS LOW but it's companoes like this that are driving the testing sector down. Making there £ changing a socket or switch for £60 a time to make there real £ out the jobs 

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Murdoch

How can the NICEIC recommend a maximum test rate of 40 circuits per day?

 

For an 8 hour day that works out at 12 minutes per circuit max.

 

Like to see somebody do that ...... All day

 

They are undermining the quality of the testing and the value of the reports....

 

Just saying

 

For me a 10 way board is a working day ... Or else it's not worth doing

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Risteard
52 minutes ago, MG201 said:

As NICEIC reccomend a max of 40 circuits a day

 

Where have the NICEIC ever made any such statement?

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kerching
On 08/07/2018 at 00:33, Evans Electric said:

This has reminded me of a  question I posed  some years ago ,   I'll try it again . 

 

Including myself  I never met anyone who has actually SEEN  a Mickey Mouse cartoon .    Everyone 's heard of him .   Bugs Bunny ,  Road Runner Tom & Jerry  yes ....the most famous one in the world ...no . 

Me!

Fantasia

Steam Boat Willy......tricky one this

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Evans Electric

Just you then Kerch .

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MG201
On 11/07/2018 at 12:16, Murdoch said:

How can the NICEIC recommend a maximum test rate of 40 circuits per day?

 

For an 8 hour day that works out at 12 minutes per circuit max.

 

Like to see somebody do that ...... All day

 

They are undermining the quality of the testing and the value of the reports....

 

Just saying

 

For me a 10 way board is a working day ... Or else it's not worth doing

Sorry I ment 30 not 40.

Both NICEIC AND IET reccomend a max of 30 a day... 

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Murdoch
1 hour ago, MG201 said:

Sorry I ment 30 not 40.

Both NICEIC AND IET reccomend a max of 30 a day... 

 

Please provide a link for this claim ...

 

30 per day is still stretching things a bit thin IMHO ....... that's still  1 circuit per 16 minutes ............really?

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Sharpend

Well the thing is, what are they expecting for this 16mins test? 

If they just want you to verify that there is a passable Zs then 16mins is plenty, however if they want a belt and braces test of integrity then 16mins may be no where near enough time. 

The other downside to this broadcasting of number of circuits per day malarkey is that unscrupulous ‘testing’ companies spring up and expect the same number of circuits tested per day without giving any consideration to traveling time between all the circuits, most domestic properties may have between 6-10 circuits so that’s at best 4 different properties to attend, familiarise yourself with, explain to customer etc etc. Is it any wonder why the good sparks are hammered when they’re having to compete not only against the unscrupulous but also those that are there to support us????? 

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