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« on: February 23, 2021, 06:54:16 PM »

Iím moving into a new house and it has a exposed wire above the bed in bedroom. It is terminated into a junction box and dangling 2 foot above bed. Itís a grey twin and earth cable.  What are my rights as a tenant and what should I say to the landlord? It surely is a breach of safety rights?
I feel it needs to be removed, the landlord said it was for when there was built wardrobes across the wall for lighting.
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 07:28:43 PM »

What are "safety rights"?

Are you just adding "rights" to something that sounds important ("safety") to make it sound even more important?

But, of course it should not be there. Was it not there when you viewed the property? I mean... has something materially changed between when you viewed it and now you're moving in? If I'd seen that when viewing I doubt I would have progressed as it would've given me a pretty good insight into the kind of Landlord I was about to start a business relationship with.

What should you say to the Landlord? "This is a safety and cosmetic issue. The dangling wire, whether safety terminated and isolated or not, should be made good by a qualified person. Can you please progress this?"
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 02:58:25 PM »

Exposed cables are indeed risky.

Did your landlord provide an EICR? If so, you can check the recommendations section on the report and see if it was noted by the electrician which you can point out to your landlord and emphasize on the risks. The cables should have been boxed up really.
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