In Belgium, the RGIE (Règlement Général sur les Installations Electriques – General Regulations on Electrical Installations) determine the mandatory inspections. Even if no changes are made to the wiring diagram or the appliances, domestic installations have to be inspected every 25 years. For that, you have to contact an approved body which will issue you with an inspection certificate.
Gas installations also have to be inspected, in particular when a new meter is opened.
For electrical installations, in addition to the periodic inspection to be carried out every 25 years, you should also call upon an inspection body in the following cases:
For gas installations, you have to call upon an inspection body in the following cases:
If you sell your home, you will have to provide a valid electricity inspection certificate when the provisional sales agreement is signed. As of May 2011, you also have to provide an EPB certificate (Energy Performance of Building). This, too, is issued by an approved inspection body.
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