Do I need to have an electrical inspection before buying a house?

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It would be sensible to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) done.

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

A survey will not inspect the state of the electrics in the property you are buying, so it is sensible to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) done to ensure your new home is safe and you aren’t left holding the bill; a full rewiring can run into thousands of pounds.

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