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Old 02-28-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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We live in Yerington, NV and are currently selling our home. We have a well and the buyer wants an electrician to sign off on the saftey of the installed electrical system. I do not want to fix what is not broken. How would I find an electrician to just certify that wiring is safe and not want to improve or update current wiring

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Have the realtor find one.

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Tell the buyer to find one. it is NOT your responsibility.

I would NEVER "sign off" on a house. All they are doing is looking for someone to sue if something goes wrong a year, or five, later.

Everyone wants someone else to sign off on things and be responsible. Things go wrong. This is an unfortunate fact. Why should it be the onus of someone who simply comes in and looks around? How can they see in the walls and inside every electrical box?

The process of selling a home has become horrible. This new breed of home buyers, realtors and home inspectors are pathetic!
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This new breed of home buyers, realtors and home inspectors are pathetic!
Add that to all these DIYer's not looking for the answers like people do here and these Flippers like those on TV,, a house is the biggest gamble you will even make.
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We live in Yerington, NV and are currently selling our home. We have a well and the buyer wants an electrician to sign off on the safety of the installed electrical system. I do not want to fix what is not broken. How would I find an electrician to just certify that wiring is safe and not want to improve or update current wiring
Not wanting to take sides with the buyer but I see to sides of this,

1). It isn't your responsibility to provide an electrician to sign off on anything, it has always been the buyers responsibility to provide home inspections. Many times if it isn't for sale by owner the buyers realtor representative/agent sets these things up.

2.) Is there anything in particular that is wanting the buyer to have this unusual request performed....ie....flood damage or fire damage that is noticable??
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Problem with signing off on electrical is that it is embedded in the walls and ceilings and cannot be inspected. So no electrician will do it. Unless he is young and stupid. Even building inspectors will not do this.
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You could do load tests without opening walls, but if it passes it still doesn't mean it's safe, just that it works.
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It's not your job to inspect your house for the buyer. What if he's just a tire kicker? You've wasted your money. Then another tire kicker comes along and wants plumbing inspected. Then another wants the foundation inspected, another the boiler, another the roof. You could spend thousands trying to have everything inspected and still not have a real buyer. Let the buyer sign a contract, put up earnest money and hire his own inspectors to inspect whatever concerns him.
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We have a well and the buyer wants an electrician to sign off on the saftey of the installed electrical system. I do not want to fix what is not broken. How would I find an electrician to just certify that wiring is safe and not want to improve or update current wiring
What the buyer wants the buyer can get- and pay for-

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