If you are selling your property in order for the transfer to go through you would definitely require a CoC certificate, this is legal.
All depending on the size as well as the kind of premises the CoC certificate begins anywhere from R850.00.
This price will basically cover the price of the certificate and any changes that may need to be made to the electrical components of the premises will need to be paid over and above this price. Providing a CoC guarantees that:
- Your property has been earthed and bonded correctly by a certified electrician
- Your property’s electrical work will be in line with the required regulations
- All electrical circuits are operating correctly and efficiently.
- Your property is safe against any potential shocks or fires.
An Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoc) is.
To guarantee the electrical work on your property is in accordance with the South African National Standards as stated in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act an Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) is a document that is needed.
Before a property can be transferred, it is the owners duty to provide a valid Electrical Compliance Certificate in addition to an electrical fence certificate of compliance.
If your house has the following items: DBboard, lights, swimming pools, geysers, wiring and plugs you will need a Coc Certificate.
Certified electrical contractors should be certified with the Department Of Labour (D.O.L), prior to they can provide a CoC electrical certificate, 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 sure there is no damage or wear and tear
- Ensure the electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.
- Ensure the kind of wiring system is safe and in good condition.
- Ensure that the fuse box is fitted with a trip switch
- Ensure that switches, sockets and light fittings are operating correctly.
- Check that the premises are earthed and bonded correctly.
- Ensure that the switch box is labelled properly and includes the correct warnings.
For for how long is a COC Certificate valid for?
A Coc certificate is not valid permanently, a buyer can not give the purchaser the initial CoC certificate, if it is more than two years old, and then if it is not older that two years you need to specify that no changes have been made to the electrical components of the ht house in the last three months. The reason for this is to guarantee that any changes or additions that have been made to the electrical components of the house are still in accordance with the required regulations.
As a licensed electrician you will need to register for your CoC each year. Irrespective of the electrical work carried out, each and every electrician will need to register with the appropriate authority yearly.
The Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa and the Department of Labour needs to be contacted to evaluate the credibility of the electrician carrying out the electrical work the moment that has been completed you will then receive the electricians registration card and also his accreditation certificate.
The seller is obligated to:
When you sell your property it is your responsibility as a homeowner to ensure the property has a genuine CoC, so you would need to set up an electrical assessment well before the property may be registered in the buyer’s name. If any new electrical work has been done on the house you are required to get a new ECoC.
What is the cost of a Certificate of Compliance (CoC)?
The starting price for an Electrical Compliance Certificate can vary from R850, this price will be dependent on the kind of premises as domestic, commercial and industrial properties will have different costs.
This price will only cover the cost of the certificate and any adjustments that need to be made to the electrical components of the premises will need to be paid 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 your home remain in line with the required regulations.
Will my Certificate of Compliance (CoC) still stand as soon as new electrical changes have been completed?
If the electrical components of the property have been altered you will need an additional CoC certificate this in turn needs to be kept with the initial CoC.
How long does it take a qualified electrician to inspect and provide a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) for a property?
The inspection could take in between two or three hours depending on the size of the property.