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My survey says the property has problems with the electrics

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This is not unusual, especially in period properties as they do not meet the latest regulations. However only new properties are required to comply with these requirements and it should be remembered that every time new regulations are introduced the electrics of almost every property in the country go out of date. For more information read the section on electrics in What A Property Survey Really Means.

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