Switchboard upgrades to ensure your rental property complies with Residental Tenancy Regulations by March 29, 2023.
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Switchboard Upgrades – by March 2023
Circuit Breakers and Residual Current Devices (RCDs) – for all socket outlets and lighting circuits in rental properties by March 29th 2023.
Why switchboard upgrades are needed
On March 29, 2021, the first phase of guidelines in the Residential Tenancy Regulations came into effect resulting in a significant increase in responsibilities and compliance obligations for Victorian landlords.
The second phase of the regulations states all power outlets and lighting circuits are to be connected to:
- switchboard-type Circuit Breaker compliant with wiring rules stated in Australian Standard AS/NZS 3000.
- switchboard-type RCD compliant with Australian Standard AS/NZS 3190, AS/NZS 61008.1 for RCCBs (these provide integral overcurrent protection) and 61009.1 for RCBOs (these don’t provide integral overcurrent protection).
In plain English, if your rental property’s switchboard has ceramic fuses or looks remotely like the picture on the right, you need to act and get yourself an upgrade to comply with the law.
Read through the full list of regulations at this link by Legislation Victoria.
What Sets Epic Inspections apart
All our switchboard upgrades and electrical safety inspections are carried out by a licensed electrician. We strive to employ tradespeople with several years of experience, at a minimum, to give our customers the peace of mind they need and the service they deserve.
Pricing for switchboard upgrades depends on the number of power outlets and lighting circuits. We will send out one of our electricians to determine your property’s exact requirements and then give you a detailed quote. A certificate of electrical safety will be issued after the work has been completed. We only use durable, industry-standard devices in switchboards with a 5 year warranty. Detailed reports and invoices are available within a day of the job.
No surprise charges, ever. Everyone wins with Epic Inspections’ electrical switchboard upgrades.
The details - inclusions and exclusions
Providing A1 customer experiences is what drives us at Epic Inspections. As such, transparency and clarity are at the forefront of our services.
Our quotes will include full itemised breakdown of what will be installed in your property’s switchboard. We will provide warranty for our switchboard upgrades for 5 years from the date of installation. The warranty is for our workmanship and what was installed, not for damage caused by overloading of electrical circuits. You get unlimited free callouts for switchboard faults. We’ll retain a 7 year digital compliance trail as required by legislation.
Warranty of material installed will be provided by the material’s manufacturer.
Callouts exclude general faults in electrical appliances and lighting fixtures. Light globe replacements are excluded too. All our callouts are from Monday through to Friday 8am to 6pm.