If you are selling off your property in order for the transfer to go through you would need to have a CoC certificate, this is legal.
The price of a CoC certificate starts anywhere from R850, this price may depend upon the type as well as the size of the premises.
The Coc certificate costing will only cover the Coc certificate, and if there are any changes to be made to the electrical components of the premises this will need to be paid over and above the cost. A Coc certificate ensures that:
- Your property has been earthed and bonded correctly by a qualified electrician
- Your property’s electrical work will be in line with the necessary 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 guarantees the electrical work on your property complies with the South African National Standards as stipulated in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The property owner has the task of supplying a legal Electrical Compliance Certificate and an electrical fence certificate of compliance if there is an electric fence before the property may be transferred.
A house with electrical components will have to have a CoC, this consists of the following DBboard, swimming pools, geysers, plugs, wiring and lights.
Prior to issuing a CoC electrical certificate, qualified electrical contractors need to be certified with the Department Of Labour (D.O.L), this may be checked by the E.C.A (Electrical Contractors Association or the Department of Labour.
A Qualified Electrician will carry out the following during an Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) inspection
- Ensure there is no damage or deterioration
- Make certain the electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.
- Make sure the kind of wiring system is safe and in good condition.
- Make certain that the fuse box is fitted with a trip switch
- Make sure that switches, sockets and light fittings are working properly.
- Check that the premises are earthed and bonded properly.
- Make sure that the switch box is labelled correctly and includes the correct warnings.
For how long is a COC Certificate valid for?
A Coc certificate is not valid permanently, a buyer can not give the home buyer 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 stipulate 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 modifications or additions that have been made to the electrical components of the house are still in accordance with the necessary regulations.
Responsibility of The Electrician
Experienced electricians have to register for CoC each and every year. In Spite of all the electrical work performed, every electrician will need to register with the appropriate authority annually.
If an individual wants to review the integrity of the electrician carrying out the electrical work they will need to speak to the Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa and the Department of Labour, they will then receive the electricians registration card along with their accreditation certificate.
Responsibility of The Homeowner
It is the homeowners responsibility to make sure the property has as genuine CoC in addition to setting up an electrical inspection just before the property may be registered in the buyer’s name. Once the electrical work has been finalized, the seller will be required to get a new ECoC.
Costing of the Certificate of Compliance (CoC)?
The cost of the Electrical Compliance Certificate could vary from R850. and this depends on the sort of premises whether domestic, commercial, and industrial properties will have various costs.
The above costing only covers the price of the certificate, anything that needs to be changed relating to 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.
Will my Certificate of Compliance (CoC) still be valid once new electrical changes have been concluded?
Any modifications made to the electrical components on the property that already has a CoC will need another CoC certificate for the additions or changes, thus always keeping them both together.
How many hours will it take for a licensed electrician to evaluate and issue a Certificate of Compliance (CoC for the property?What is the expected time for a qualified electrician to inspect and provide a Certificate of Compliance (CoC for a property?
Depending upon the size of the property this could take anywhere in between two to three hours.