If the electrician is registered with one of the Government approved schemes, you should contact the scheme operator to report the problem
Answered by Sarah, Electrical Safety Expert
If the electrician is registered with one of the Government approved schemes, you should contact the scheme operator to report the problem. We always recommend using a registered electrician as:
- they are regulated by the UK and/or Scottish governments
- they work to the BS7671 safety standard
- their work is regularly assessed by their scheme operator
- their work is insured so if something does go wrong, you're protected
- it's a legal requirement for certain types of electrical work (notifiable under Part P of the Building Regulations).
A property rewire is notifiable under Part P, so you should always use a registered electrician for work of this kind.
If your electrician was not registered, you should speak to your local Citizens Advice office, who can refer the issue to Trading Standards.
You can find a registered electrician in your area on our website. If you want to check whether the electrician you are using is registered, you can search by business name on the Registered Competent Person website.