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If you’re planning on moving house or are selling your home, one of your responsibilities as a seller is to make sure your electrical system is up to spec. And if you haven’t done this, your house is simply not sellable.
Since 2009, all home sellers and landlords in Western Australia have needed to install at least two residual currency devices (RCDs) on their property. The RCDs are safety switches that protect all power points and lighting circuits on your property. They can only be installed by a licensed electrical contractor, who can fit them to the main switchboard or distribution board.
For sellers, this work needs to be completed before the land title is transferred, and failure to do so can delay the completion of the sale or even cause the transaction to fall through. The only possible exemption is if your property was built from the year 2000, as it should already have two RCDs fitted – but you have to check as it’s the seller’s responsibility.
The Building Regulations 2012 also require you to have at least one compliant mains smoke alarm installed, or more depending on the layout of your property.
PWA Electrical Services has three decades of experience in helping Perth homeowners have safe and functional homes. We can inspect your property and assess whether it is compliant with the regulations and ready to sell, or advise on how much work is needed to ensure your property is up to code.
Our licensed electrical team will let you know how many RCDs and smoke alarms your property needs and can fit them quickly and with a minimum of fuss, so you can let the property right away, or put it on the market secure in the knowledge that there’s one less problem to worry about.