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Topic Title: Commercial EICR for a block of flats?
Topic Summary: Landlord wants commercial reports
Created On: 08 March 2013 02:29 PM
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 08 March 2013 02:29 PM
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Igot3ears

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Hi all. Would appreciate your thoughts on this please:

I recently carried out 4 x EICR on 4 blocks of flats for a managing agent. Not the actual flats, just the landlord's supplies, stairs, corrdors & landings etc. I sent them 4 x domestic EICR as normal. All of them were "unsatisfactory" reports with defects duly noted and recorded on the reports. They have now contacted me to ask me to re-issue them with commercial reports. This is what they have said:

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I have been advised by the property manager that the communal areas are deemed to be places of work within the Health and Safety at Work Act, and the electricity is a commercial landlord's supply and not to individual properties. We look forward to receiving the resubmitted certificates.
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I've always thought a block of flats is a domestic property. I don't fancy spending a couple of hours typing up 4 new reports - especially as they were non-compliant installations.

What would you do please?

Thanks
3ears
 08 March 2013 04:21 PM
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dickllewellyn

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Can you not just change the "domestic" heading to a "commercial" heading? How does the report differ other than in name?

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 08 March 2013 04:41 PM
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Igot3ears

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I have the reports in my Easycert software but I don't think you can remove the word "domestic" from the heading - unless someone can tell me different.

Thanks anyway
3ears
 08 March 2013 05:30 PM
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AJJewsbury

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I don't think you can remove the word "domestic" from the heading - unless someone can tell me different.

Tippex?

Or something of of the label printer?

Or photocopy/scan with the offending word masked out with a bit of paper?

Or import an image of the sheet into a paint-type application and tweak the pixels and re-print?

.. or can you copy & paste just the data from the original to a commercial form? (I'm not sure how Easycert works)

- Andy.
 08 March 2013 07:39 PM
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505diff

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You can copy a D.B and it's results to a new Cert on Easycert, you may even be able to copy observations, you will have to do the rest again, however you can copy the time consuming stuff.
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