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Electrical works

Your responsibilities as a homeowner

As a homeowner, you are responsible for making sure electrical works comply with part p of the building regulations and that works are either carried out or checked by a Competent Person Scheme (CPS) registered electrician.

What if I haven't used a CPS registered electrician?

The building regulations do not prevent you or an unregistered electrician carrying out electrical works, but you'll either need to:

  • submit a building regulations application to building control so that we can sign off the works, or

  • arrange for a member of a government-authorised electrical CPS to check the works and issue a certificate

How can I find a CPS registered electrician?

A register of electricians belonging to the various CPS can be found on the Registered Competent Person Electrical website.

Further guidance on CPS

The LABC website provides further information on CPS. 

General advice, guidance and information can be found on the Electrical Safety First website