What is an electrical diagnosis?
Since 1 January 2009, a report on the electrical installation, if it has been in place for more than 15 years, must be produced when selling a property. The examination of the electrical installation is one of the elements of the technical diagnosis file (DDT). This file contains the various diagnostic reports that have been carried out on the property: lead exposure risk report, presence of asbestos, energy performance, etc. The seller must provide it to the purchaser at the latest when the promise to sell is signed. Electrical installations that are more than 15 years old and have been certified by Consuel for less than three years are exempt from the electrical installation diagnosis.
What is the purpose of the electrical diagnosis?
The purpose of the electrical installation diagnosis is to evaluate the risks that could affect the safety of people. Its main objective is to inform the buyer of the state of the electrical installation of the property he is buying: the real estate transaction can thus be carried out in a transparent manner
Les dangers d'une mauvaise installation électrique
Out of 31 million homes in France, 7 million domestic electrical installations present risks and 2.3 million of them are considered particularly dangerous. According to estimates, every year 100 people die from electrocution and 4,000 people are victims of serious electrification; out of 250,000 domestic fires each year, 80,000 are thought to be of electrical origin. In view of this alarming situation, individuals must be aware of the dangers that a defective electrical installation can represent.