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If i buy a lease hold flat am i legally obliged to have an

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If i buy a lease hold flat am i legally obliged to have an electrical check?
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: no
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Customer: lincolnshire
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Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  MatthewM1117 replied 16 days ago.

Good afternoon, thank you fro contacting Just Answer my name is***** am a solicitor and I am assisting you today. To clarify do you mean is the seller obliged to provide an electrical report?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
no, i mean that, if i buy the flat it has a leasehold of 999 years, do i have to have my electricity checked and get a electricity safty certificate every 5 years, I know if a property is rented out an inspection is now required every 5 years is this the same if i buy this flat, im not renting but is a lease counted as the same thing
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electrical-safety-standards-in-the-private-rented-sector-guidance-for-landlords-tenants-and-local-authorities/guide-for-landlords-electrical-safety-standards-in-the-private-rented-sector
Expert:  MatthewM1117 replied 16 days ago.

Thank you for the clarification, you are not required to carry out an inspection every 5 years this is only if the property is let out to a tenant.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
what about for the building insurance, will it be a requirement as i pay the building insurance to the leaseholder
Expert:  MatthewM1117 replied 16 days ago.

You should request and check the terms of the policy but it is unlikely that an electrical certificate will be required every 5 years.

Expert:  MatthewM1117 replied 16 days ago.

Hopefully I have answered your question but if anything remains unclear I will be happy to assist you further.