This obligation to “comply” applies to the sale of property by individuals.

What does the law say about it?

The website www.Notaires.be summarizes well the duties and obligations of each concerning the control of electrical installations:

Since July 1, 2008, for any sale of a home, the seller must have a control visit of the low voltage electrical installation. All houses are covered: houses, apartments, premises or groups of rooms used as dwellings for one or more persons living in a family or community.

The aim of these new rules is to ensure that the electrical installations of the dwellings are controlled, in particular the old installations which were placed before 1981.

As regards to installations placed after 1 October 1981, a control has already been carried out before they are put into service, but the regulations requiring the installation to be re-inspected after 25 years remain in force.

The new regulations only apply to sales of residential units (a house, apartment, premises or group of premises used as a dwelling for one or more persons living in a family or community). Shops, offices and other types of buildings are excluded.

It is about sales whose sales agreement is concluded after 1 July 2008, so that documents relating to sales agreements prior to that date are not yet subject to those rules. In addition, the new regulations also apply to public sales since July 1, 2008, unless the conditions of sale have been set before that date. In this case, the same principle as that in force for sales agreements applies.

This obligation is important because electricity is colourless and painless, but risks of electric shock or fire are dangers to be avoided!

Seetech can assist you in all these steps and ensure that this obligation of compliance goes smoothly thanks to the upstream intervention of our team.

This work must be carried out by an accredited body such as:

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