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Old 22.02.2008, 09:59
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Re: Proof of safe electrics before we buy house

As far as I know, certain DIY and unlicensed electrical work is illegal, unless approved by a licensed electrician. Further, should you have an electrical fire or other electrical incident, your insurance might give you a hard time if the electrical installation and work weren't according to the building code.

The "police des constructions" or "Baupolizei" police construction and alteration work and can have improper, unlicenced work torn out and done properly, at the same time they can tell you who is licensed and who is not, if you have the name of the electrician.

Sorry to harp, but I have had a few experiences myself and helped a few others too, so "beware of bargains on electricians, dentists and parachutes".

Maybe you can find some help here: http://www.electrosuisse.ch/cms.cfm/s_page/69840
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