As building inspectors, we regularly find areas of non-compliance with electrical items, and we are continually shocked at the number of electrical defects that are left unfixed upon the transfer of sale.

In Perth, laws introduced in 2009 require all home sellers (before sale) and landlords to install at least two RCDs to protect all power points and lighting circuits. EnergySafety’s findings in 2011 supported these laws being introduced, as they found that 23 of the 29 people who have died as…