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New EICR "unsatisfactory" - complete rewire required?!?

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« on: September 15, 2020, 12:03:58 PM »

The lighting circuit has no CPC (earth), this is not uncommon in older houses. For that reason all light fittings are Class 2 i.e. with no metal, and there is a clause in the tenancy agreement which forbids tampering with the light fittings.

Previous EICRs did not even mention the lighting circuit because of the Class 2 fittings. I have just got a new EICR with an observation "lighting circuits have little or no earth" and classification code C1. The overall assessment says "Unsatisfactory" with the comment "Needs updating to current regs". This can only be fixed by a complete rewire of the whole lighting circuit. This is pointless, there are no earth connections in the plastic fittings.

Any advice?

« Last Edit: September 15, 2020, 01:19:19 PM by JPCoetzee »
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 04:33:01 PM »

I have spoken to my tame engineer/physics guru,and he agrees with your conclusion.The sparks I use is very fair,but I know a few people who are having work done that may not be necessary,just to get the rating they need.Is there a system to appeal against the report?     
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