Homebuyers Electrical Survey

BUYING A home on the Costa Blanca?….. Think electrics, think “get a survey!”

An electrical survey is an important consideration when buying a resale in order to check the condition of the wiring. Even more so in Spain, than the UK, because it is not a legal requirement for the vendor to provide an electrical safety certificate at the point of sale.

However, estate agents firmly discourage this “common sense” practice in a bid to get the sale.

We regularly see dangerous and reckless attempts to try and adapt old properties to modern living by cowboy electricians and builders who have miraculously disappeared back to the UK. There are no Spanish laws to stop any Tom, Dick or Harry working on home electrics.

Can you really trust the home DIYer or Bob from the bar with the safety of your family?

Whilst not having a survey done before committing your hard-earned cash can be a short-term saving, it could result in unexpected expense and legal issues.

A survey report can also help you negotiate a better price if safety improvement work is needed.

timthumbOur Homebuyers Electrical Survey is based upon the Electrical Installation Condition Report published by the Institute of Electrical Engineers for periodic inspection and testing adapted to the Spanish wiring regulations. It covers a thorough check of the installation using specialist test instruments. The survey includes a report which highlights recommendations for safety improvements and energy saving.

Don’t cut corners and risk your Spanish dream home becoming a Spanish nightmare. Contact us to arrange a Homebuyers Electrical Survey.

This survey is not just for home buyers. A periodic test and inspection is recommended to be carried out on dwellings every 10 years