An electrical Certificate of Verification (COV) for residential property can often be requested by insurance companies during the sale & purchase of property. In particular, older properties are more likely to receive a request for a COV from an insurance company. Insurance compliance is normally a vital requirement for banks to sign-off on mortgage settlement.
The purpose of the electrical COV is to verify the condition and safety of the electrical circuits in the property. Typically, the certificate covers verification of; ‘an existing installation on which no work has been carried out and is not subject to Regulation 73’.
Situations in which COVs are commonly requested:
Types of verification:
The time it takes to complete an on-site electrical COV inspection can vary. Typically, up to two hours on-site is common for an average sized home. Verification is classified as either: (a) Basic visual inspection; (b) Visual inspection and limited testing; or (c) Visual inspection and full testing.
The verification process includes:
This will give you, your insurance company and your bank piece of mind that at this particular moment in time a qualified electrician believes the electrical condition of the property is safe.
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If you required the full testing of an Electrical Safety Audit & Report we can arrange an independent third party specialist inspector for this service. This service is often required by insurance companies for Commercial Buildings.