Gas , Electric and water all switched off at the property i'm buying
(reposison).....how long does it normally take to switch them all back on
??? i'm based in yorkshire , in case that makes any difference , anyone had
any experince with kind of thing........i will of course have to call each
company to obtain a accurate time schedule , just a rough guide to how long
it might take.....
Depends what you mean by "switched off".
If they have had to dig up the path in front of the house and crimp-off
the supply pipe and cut the supply cable.. months.
If the meters have been removed.. a couple of weeks.
If the water and gas valves have simply been turned off, note the
readings and turn them back on again after having checked that the
systems are safe.
If the main fuse has been removed and the holder sealed, they will want
a safety certificate completed before they will put it back - expect a
couple of weeks delay.
If it is just that the consumer unit(s) are switched off, note the
readings and switch them back on after having checked that the system is
Sue , thank you , i've managed to call all the companys and track down whos
supplying each supply , water is still on , gas capped ? electric , they can
switch back on pretty much stright away , but need to fax them proof i'm
purchased the place etc... so it does sound good at the moment , so fingers
"Gas capped" sounds like they have taken the meter out. IIUC (I don't
have gas, myself) you need a CORGI guy to certify that the system is
safe before they will connect in a meter and turn the supply back on. In
any event, even if they don't require it, it sounds a very good idea.
The last owner might not have been that interested in leaving everything
safe, under the circumstances..
Sue , thats very true , luckily , amongest my friends , i have fully
qualified gas fitter and electrican , so i can ask them to check things out
at little cost , once again thank you for your advice...as it really would
be a pain , to buy the place and have to wait weeks for supply , but hey hoe
, i'm not there yet and fingers crossed :-)
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