% of asking price achieved: 100 %
Sold Price: £340,000 (Full asking price)
Time on the market: 3 days
Number of viewings: 7
Number of offers: 2
On market with another agent: No
Address: Vermont Drive East Preston
Property type: A two bedroom detached bungalow
Owners reaction: Very happy to be moving near her family
% of asking price achieved: 98 %
Sold Price: £710,000
Recieved an offer in: 36 days
Number of viewings: 30
Number of offers: 4
Address: Madehurst Close, East Preston
Property type: A three bedroom detached bungalow
Owners reaction: Really happy going to live nearer family
Any kind of major electrical fault around the house will need to be repaired by a professional electrician. However, that said, there are a few everyday electrical tasks that aren’t complicated or dangerous which you could attempt yourself. The most important thing to remember is to switch off and unplug whatever it is you need to work on so there is no danger of a live current.
The first thing to do is find your main fuse box (these days called a consumer unit), which will be in the same place as your electricity meter. They are often in the main hallway of a house, in a purpose built cupboard. This is where the electricity in your house is controlled from, and it’s important that you know where to go and what to do if you need to turn off the mains electricity. (It’s also helpful to remember where you left the torch…)
In the case of loss of electric light or power
Your fuse box, or consumer unit, will either have fuses or trip switches. Modern electric circuits are fitted with a circuit breaker fuse system: if a fault develops, a switch is tripped and the circuit is broken. Older ones have fuse holders and when a fuse is blown it must be replaced or rewired. If you experience problems with an old-fashioned fuse box, it might be sensible to install a replacement which conforms to current regulations – for ease, safety and peace of mind. If you need assistance with this we would recommend calling out a qualified Electrician.
Setting a trip switch
Open the cover on the consumer unit to see which switches have tripped to the OFF position. Put them back to the ON position.
If tripping occurs again, it is probably being caused by a faulty appliance. You need to identify which circuit is affected and which appliance on that circuit is causing the problem.
Which appliance is faulty?
Go around the house noting which set of lights or sockets are not working. Unplug all appliances on that problem circuit and switch off any immersion heaters (if you have one). Switch the tripped switch to the ON position and plug in the appliances one by one until the trip goes again. Leave that appliance unplugged, and have it repaired by a qualified electrician.
What causes it to trip or blow a fuse?
Most plugs will have a fuse inside them. If the appliance suddenly stops working, it is worth replacing the fuse inside the plug before calling the electrician.
To find out the correct type of fuse to fit in the plug, check the rating plate on the appliance. Do not overload plug sockets by using multiple plug adaptors.
Replacing the plug on an appliance is fairly straightforward, and is well worth doing before you declare your electrical appliance broken.
Please let Cooper Adams know what has happened and if you have tried all the above we can look into this for you. Please bear in mind if we call out an electrician and the fault is with one of your appliances you will be liable for any costs.
If you are looking for a wheel chair friendly property please contact us.
Some of our properties have ramped access, raised planters, open plan living space, level thresholds, ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms.
Properties can also be adapted removing steps and even widening doors.
Mobility: The key points
* Off-street or unrestricted on-street parking within 25 metres
* No steps between the parked car and the property entrance.
* Level access to at least one entrance, with any small threshold or step being easily ‘ramped’
* Level access to all main living areas
* A WC on the same level as the entrance (or lift access to a WC on another floor)
For any property requirement please contact the team at Cooper Adams.