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Visual electrical inspection and survey London

Visual Electrical Inspections for properties in North London, South London, East London, West London and Central London. Call us on 020 8798 9250 for a local, experienced and qualified electrician from Multi-Trade.

What is a Visual Electrical Inspection?

A Visual Electrical Inspection is a survey of a domestic electrical system. It is a quick way of identifying defects, damage or deterioration of the electrical installation and to determine whether it complies with the current BS7671 electrical safety standard. This type of inspection does not involve any circuit testing. Therefore, on it's own, it can't determine whether the installation is completely safe for continued use.

Why would I want a Visual Electrical Inspection and report?

You may want a Visual Electrical Inspection if you are considering the purchase of a new flat or house. This report can give you a reasonable indication of the state of the electrical system in the property. This information may help you make an informed decision on whether to purchase the property at all, whether the electrical system will need repair or upgrading and whether to take that into account when making an offer.

If you are renting a property, a visual inspection report could be used as an interim measure between a formal Periodic Inspection Report (PIR).


Home buyers pre and post purchase electrical survey & report

This is exactly what a Visual Electrical Inspection report is most useful for. It can save the expense of a full electrical safety certificate and inspection or (PIR), which is a far more expensive and time consuming process.

Old fuse box

Visual Electrical Inspection: What we're looking for:

  • Safety
  • Deterioration
  • Corrosion
  • Overload
  • Wear and tear
Old wiring

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Open and honest pricing

We pride ourselves on our open and honest pricing - there are no hidden charges and we even charge in 15 minute intervals after the first hour - beat that! Take a look at our pricing list for a guide on how much you can expect to pay. For larger jobs such as full electrical house re-wires and lighting installations we can provide you with a fixed price and what's more, the quotation is free!

Hourly rate pricing

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 Border
Electrical servicesElectrical services £90.00 per hour £120 per hour
Plumbing servicesPlumbing services £80.00 per hour £100 per hour
Gas servicesGas services £80.00 per hour £100 per hour

NIC/EIC Electrical Inspections

Border Property Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
1 bedroom flat1 Bedroom Flat £180.00 £230.00
2 bedroom flat2 Bedroom Flat £200.00 £250.00
3 bedroom flat3 Bedroom Flat £220.00 £270.00
1 to 3 bedroom house1 to 3 Bedroom House £240.00 £290.00
4 bedroom house4 Bedroom House £260.00 £310.00
5 bedroom house5 Bedroom House £300.00 £350.00

Visual electrical inspection (for homebuyers etc...)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesVisual electrical inspection £100.00 £150.00

Landlord's pack (includes Electrical Safety Certificate / PIR, plus a Gas Safety Report - these documents are usually required by landlords who rent their properties out)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesGas servicesLandlord's pack (upto 3 bedrooms) £250.00 £300.00
Electrical servicesGas servicesLandlord's pack per bedroom £50.00 £75.00

Points to note:

  • All prices exclude VAT
  • Hourly rate charges are billed in 15 minute intervals with a minimum charge of one hour.
  • All prices exclude congestion & parking charges (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided).
  • All prices exclude costs for materials which will be charged at list price + 30%
  • The final charge will include reasonable time to obtain parts if the jobs is to be completed on the same day
  • Alternatively, a fixed price of £30 can be applied for collection and delivery on an alternative day
  • Gas or safety certificates cannot be issued until payment is made in full
  • Quotations are free of charge as long as you let us know of your decision within 14 days of issue. If you do not inform us of your decision, an administration charge of £25.00 will be levied. You can inform us of your decision using the link in the quotation e-mail or Call us on 020 8798 9250 quoting your reference number
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The Multi-trade difference

There are plenty of electrical companies out there competing for your business - and you need to make sure you're armed with all the facts before you make a decision about which one to choose. Here are a few things to check before you decide - we're confident that if you're looking for great service you'll choose Multi-Trade!

  • Does the company or tradesperson you're considering offer free quotations?
  • Do they offer an open and honest pricing structure with no hidden costs?
  • Are their engineers certified to IEE 17th edition electrical standards as a minimum?
  • Remember - it is a legal requirement when working with electricity.
  • Do they have a contactable office, not just a mobile in case of any queries?
  • Does anyone answer the phone in the day?
  • Are their tradespeople honest, reliable, polite and vetted?
  • Are their office staff polite and helpful?
  • Do they even have an office - check it on Google Maps!
  • Multi-trade do and you can find us here

If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then give us a call - we can confidently answer 'yes' to all of these questions. Not sure? Check out our client testimonials page to see what some of our previous customers think of our customer service!

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Electrical fault finding & repair
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
Landlord's electrical reports
Gas & electric safety certificate
Periodic inspection reports
Visual electrical inspection
Air conditioning & refrigeration repair

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Electrical house rewiring
Lighting installations & repairs
Consumer unit installations
Electric heating installation
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Prices and rates
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