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You must bring an electrician to your home for an electrical service. If you have no idea what price will apply, here are some elements that can guide you.

The tariff for an electrical breakdown

The tariff for an electrical breakdown

Home electrician: intervention on time or forfeit?

An electrician can charge you for his services on time or forfeit. The packages are rather used for actions that can be estimated in advance, such as various facilities: a new switchboard, switches or plugs. For a repair, your electrician will offer you a higher rate per hour.

How are the prices of an electrician calculated?

Hourly rates for a home electrician can vary depending on many factors. First, if you live in the province, count between 35 and 45 € per hour. In the Paris region, hourly rates for an electrician will rarely be under € 45, and will often be higher.

Then know that at night, on weekends and holidays, rates will usually be doubled. This element is important to consider.

To this you must add travel expenses, which are around 20 €. So think of finding the right balance between travel expenses and hourly rate in case an electrician offers low prices but comes from far away.

Finally, since your intervention concerns an electrical repair, if parts are to change, you will also have to pay them. The cost of hardware varies greatly depending on whether there are a few fuses or a significant amount of wiring to replace.

And VAT in all this?

The prices charged by the electricians are HT. The VAT that is then applied depends on the age of your accommodation. Since 1 January 2014, VAT amounts have changed. For old housing, ie more than 2 years, the VAT applicable for a repair of electricity is 10%. For a new home built less than 2 years ago, the VAT is 20%.

If in addition to the repairs to be made you want to renovate all or part of your electrical installation, ask your electrician for an electrical installation quote.


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