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In order for the sale of a property to go through you legally need a Coc certificate for the transfer to go through. The cost of a CoC certificate starts anywhere from R850, this price may depend upon the type as well as the size of the premises.

  • What does an Electrical CoC Certificate cover?

    – Your property is safe against any potential shocks or fires.
    – Your property has been earthed and bonded correctly by a certified electrician
    – All electrical circuits are functioning correctly and efficiently.
    – Your property’s electrical work will be in line with the necessary regulations

The Coc certificate costing will only cover the Coc certificate, and if there are any modifications to be made to the electrical components of the premises this will need to be paid over and above the cost. A Coc certificate assures that:

  • Your property is safe against any potential shocks or fires.
  • Your property has been earthed and bonded correctly by a certified electrician
  • All electrical circuits are functioning correctly and efficiently.
  • Your property’s electrical work will be in line with the necessary regulations

What an Electrical COC Compliance Certificate (ECoC)?

An Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) is a legal document that makes sure the electrical work on your property adheres to the South African National Standards as specified in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act. Before a property may be transferred, it is the owner’s responsibility to provide an authentic Electrical Compliance Certificate as well as an electrical fence certificate of compliance. A house with electrical items will have to have a CoC, this involves the following DB board, swimming pools, geysers, plugs, wiring and lights. Certified electrical contractors ought to be registered with the Department Of Labour (D.O.L), prior to they can provide a CoC electrical certificate, this may be verified by the E.C.A (Electrical Contractors Association) or the Department of Labour.

What is performed during an Electrical Compliance Certificate inspection?

A Qualified Electrician will perform the following during an Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) inspection

– Check there is no damage or wear and tear

– Make sure the wiring system is safe and in good condition

– Inspect that the premises are earthed and bonded correctly.

– Test the electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.

– Test witches, sockets and light fittings are working correctly.

– Check the fuse box is fitted with a trip switch

– Make certain the electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.

For how many years is a COC Certificate valid?

The genuine CoC certificate is only valid for two years, the homeowner will have to get a new CoC certificate, if the Coc certificate is not older than two years you will have to state that no modifications have been made to the electrical components of the house in the last three months, this is to be sure that if there are any modifications or additions made to the electrical component of the house remain in line with the necessary regulations.

Responsibility of The Electrician

Regardless of the electrical work performed, as a qualified electrician, you will need to register with the appropriate authority and for Coc.

If an individual wants to evaluate the integrity of the electrician executing the electrical work they will need to speak to the Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa and the Department of Labour, they will then obtain the electrician’s registration card in addition to their accreditation certificate.

What is the responsibility of the Home seller?

Making certain the property has a legitimate CoC is the home sellers responsibility, the homeowner of the property will need to set up an electrical evaluation just before the property may be registered in the buyer’s name. If new electrical work has been completed on the house, the homeowner will be required to get a new ECoC.

The price of a Certificate of Compliance (CoC)?

Electrical Compliance Certificate ranges from R850, depending upon the sort of premises for instance, domestic, commercial and industrial properties will have different costs.

This price will only cover the cost of the certificate and any changes that need to be made to the electrical components of the premises will need to be paid for over and above this cost. The CoC will only be given to the house owner by the certified electrician once all the electrical components of the house remain in line with the necessary regulations.

Once new electrical changes have been completed will my Certificate of Compliance (CoC) still stand?

If the electrical components of the property have been modified you will need an additional CoC certificate this, in turn, needs to be kept with the original CoC.

How long does it take a licensed electrician to assess and provide a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) for a property?

Depending upon the size of the property this could take anywhere around two to three hours.

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