A legitimate CoC certificate is by law needed if you are selling your property in order for the transfer to go through.
All depending upon the size as well as the kind of premises the CoC certificate begins anywhere from R850.00.
The electrical components of the premises will will have to be paid over and above the R850.00 that is the cost of the Coc certificate. By having a Coc it guarantees that:
- All electrical circuits are operating correctly and efficiently.
- Your property is safe against any potential shocks or fires.
- Your property has been earthed and bonded correctly by a certified electrician
- Your property’s electrical work will be in line with the required rules
What is an Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC)?
As stipulated in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act an Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) is needed, this guarantees that the electrical work on the property adhere to the South African National Standards.
The homeowner has the responsibility of supplying an authentic Electrical Compliance Certificate and an electrical fence certificate of compliance if there is an electric fence before the property may be transferred.
Any house with electrical items will be requested to have a CoC, these particular components will consist of the DBboard, lights, swimming pools, geysers, wiring and even plugs.
Prior to an electrical contractor can issue a CoC certificate they must be qualified and registered with the Department Of Labour (D.O.L), and this can be verified by the E.C.A (Electrical Contractors Association) or the Department of Labour.
See below what is Certified Electrician will carry out during and Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC inspection
- Make certain the type of wiring system is safe and in good condition.
- Make sure that the fuse box is fitted with a trip switch
- Ensure that switches, sockets and light fittings are operating properly.
- Inspect that the premises are earthed and bonded properly.
- Make certain that the switch box is labelled properly and includes the appropriate warnings.
- Make sure there is no damage or wear and tear
- Make sure the electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.
Does a COC Certificate expire?
A CoC certificate does not stay valid permanently, as a seller of a house you can not supply the purchaser with the initial CoC certificate, you will need to request a new CoC if yours is older than two years, if your CoC is not older than two years you will have to specify that no changes have been made to the electric components of the house in the last three months. This helps to ensure that any changes or additions that have been made to the electrical components of the house are in line with the necessary regulations.
Irrespective of the electrical work performed, as a licensed electrician you will need to register with the relevant authority and for Coc.
If you would like to check the status of the electrician executing the electrical work you would need to consult with the Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa and the Department of Labour, you will then get the electricians registration card and also his accreditation certificate.
The seller is responsible to:
Making sure the property has a legitimate CoC is the sellers duty, the seller of the property will need to arrange an electrical evaluation well before the property can be registered in the buyer’s name. If new electrical work has been completed on the house, the home seller will be requested to get a new ECoC.
Costing of the Certificate of Compliance (CoC)?
Electrical Compliance Certificate ranges from R850, relying on the kind of premises for instance, domestic, commercial and industrial properties will have different costs.
The above costing only covers the price of the certificate, anything that needs to be altered pertaining to the electrical components of the premises will need to be paid for over and above this price. When all the electrical components are all in line with the required regulations the qualified electrician will give the owner the CoC.
Will my Certificate of Compliance (CoC) still be valid as soon as new electrical changes have been completed?
Any alterations made to the electrical components on the property that currently has a CoC will need another CoC certificate for the additions or changes, thus keeping them both all together.
How many hours will it take for a qualified electrician to assess and issue a Certificate of Compliance (CoC for the property?What is the approximated time for a licensed electrician to evaluate and provide a Certificate of Compliance (CoC for a property?
The size of the property will establish how long the inspection will take, this can be two to three hours.