Can someone enlighten me about getting a permanent electricity supply for our new house. What documents etc are needed? What about this apparent myth that it must all be painted to get the supply. This sounds like a builder con to get additional work. Any advice would be useful since it appears our solicitor from the British Consulate List does not know the truth about this and the procedures.
Message posted by sue avrio on 22 September 2011 at 2:26pm - IP Logged
Your builder can apply for a temporary supply for construction purposes. The permanent supply cannot be connected until the property is finished although what counts as finished I am not sure. We visited the town hall in Corfu with our builder and completed a power of attorney for our builder to apply for all domestic supplies on our behalf. I did not cost anything and bizzarly this can also be completed at the police station.
Message posted by thecorfiot on 22 September 2011 at 2:44pm - IP Logged
You need your building licence stamped as complete, papers from the tax office confirming that the taxes have been paid, a circuit diagram signed off by the electrician who has completed the work along with a document from the electrical union. (The electrician will sort that for you).
On top of this, you will need a lot of patience at the electricity company and be prepared for two or three visits. Keep cool and remain polite! They were helpful to me but slow.
If you are going for three phase (recommended depending upon how the house is wired) you will get the meter housing which you will have to have fitted yourself. Eventually, the electricity company will come and install the meter and make the connection.
I am assuming that you have a building supply at the moment. If so be aware that you can only have it for four years.
Assuming that the meter will be swapped over at the same point, you should have no problem. Be aware that the wiring from the meter to the house is your responsibility.
Your engineer (Mekanikos) should be able to advise you on all of this and will probably arrange most of it for you.
House painting doesn't come into it!
I hope I haven't forgotten anything. This info is based upon our personal experience.
Message posted by Dave and Kerry on 22 September 2011 at 5:40pm - IP Logged
Bob are you aware of the changes being made to planning and building? It will become the job of the Engineer appointed by the council (private) to oversee the build and to make sure the builder actually builds it to plan as in the UK and will have the power to make the builder take down any unauthorised changes, it will be his or her responsibility to issue the licence at the end of the build so that you can get electricity... no idea if this is for new builds or for those currently in build.
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