Carrying out your own electrical work can be tempting. There is a lot of conflicting advice out there regarding what you are allowed to do, and what has to be left to a professional.
Most tenants attempt to carry out smaller electrical jobs like installing light switches and light fittings, but we have been called numerous times to rectify faulty wiring that has been caused by tenants attempting to carry out jobs themselves.
In the end this costs South Tyneside Homes a lot of money to rectify and these costs could be rechargeable to you as the tenant. In most cases it would be cheaper and safer to apply through our alterations procedure, gain approval and hire a professional in the first place.