i have just received a faults list for a property which the customer wants me to do the repairs and issue a coc so that the sale can go through.
i have noted 2 interesting points on the faults report
1) supply cable for the outbuilding to be terminated into the main DB
2) DB exposed to the weather - builder to finish gable
firstly if the cable is not connected into the main DB it is not part of the electrcial installation...so if the house is sold the new owner would need to get someone to complete the outbuilding electrical installation and get the electrician who completes the installtion to issue a coc.
the garage DB should be disconnected until such time that the builder completes the building...then once completed an electricain should be called in to connect the cable back into the main DB...test the garage and issue a coc for the garage.
one of the other issues...the main switch is too high...a piece of chain hanging from the main switch sounds like an easy way out
by the way you can see by the faults list who got the inspection report done...must have been the seller because the quote for repairs includes replacing the db at a lower position with a new bigger one...not just lowering the main switch...connecting the cable which has never been connected etc...now i have been called in by the seller just to make the electrical installation reasonably safe.