If you are selling off your property in order for the transfer to go through you would need a CoC certificate, this is legal.
The Coc certificate costing all depends upon the type as well as the size of the premises this can be anywhere from R850.00.
R850.00 will cover the cost of the certificate only, 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 assures that:
- Your property has been earthed and bonded professionally by a qualified electrician
- Your property’s electrical work will be in line with the required regulations
- All electrical circuits are operating professionally and efficiently.
- Your property is safe against any potential shocks or fires.
An Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoc) is.
An Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) is a document that ensures the electrical work on your property adhere to the South African National Standards as specified in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The owner has the task of providing 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 types of components will involve the DBboard, lights, swimming pools, geysers, wiring and even plugs.
Prior to an electrical contractor can provide a CoC certificate they must be certified and registered with the Department Of Labour (D.O.L), and this can be validated by the E.C.A (Electrical Contractors Association) or the Department of Labour.
See below what is Qualified Electrician will perform during and Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC inspection
- Make sure there is no damage or wear and tear
- Make certain the electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.
- Ensure the type 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 properly.
- Check that the premises are earthed and bonded properly.
- Make certain that the switch box is labelled correctly and includes the correct warnings.
Does a COC Certificate expire?
The original CoC certificate is only valid for two years, the home seller will need to apply for a new CoC certificate, if the Coc certificate is not older than two years you will have to state that no changes have been made to the electrical components of the house in the last three months, this is to make sure that if there are any changes or additions made to the electrical component of the house are in line with the needed regulations.
Qualified electricians need to register for CoC every single year. In spite of all the electrical work done, every single electrician will need to register with the relevant authority each and every year.
The Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa and the Department of Labour needs to be called to review the integrity of the electrician completing the electrical work when that has been completed you will then acquire the electricians registration card along with his accreditation certificate.
What is the duty of the Home seller?
As a home seller of a property it is your duty to make sure the property has a genuine CoC in addition to organizing an electrical assessment just before the property may be registered in the buyer’s name. When the electrical work has been completed the home seller will need to get a new ECoC.
Costing of the Certificate of Compliance (CoC)?
The cost of the Electrical Compliance Certificate could range from R850. and this depends on the kind of premises whether domestic, commercial, and industrial properties will have various costs.
The above costing only covers the cost of the certificate, anything that needs to be changed concerning the electrical components of the premises will need to be paid over and above this cost. When all the electrical components are all in line with the required regulations the qualified electrician will give the owner the CoC.
As soon as new electrical alterations have been completed will my Certificate of Compliance (CoC) still stand?
Any addition or change made to the electrical components of a property which already has a CoC will need an additional CoC certificate for the addition or modification, always keeping both CoC’s together.
How long does it take a licensed electrician to assess and issue a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) for a property?
The size of the property will determine how long the assessment will take, this could be two to three hours.