In order for the sale of a property to go through you legally require a Coc certificate for the transfer to go through.
All depending on the size as well as the type of premises the CoC certificate starts anywhere from R850.00.
The electrical components of the premises will need to be paid over and above the R850.00 which is the cost of the Coc certificate. By having a Coc it guarantees 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 operating correctly and efficiently.
- Your property's electrical work will be in line with the necessary regulations
An Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoc) is.
The Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) document is to guarantee that the electrical work on the property is up to standard and complies with the South African National Standards as specified in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Even before a property can be transferred, it is the property owners responsibility to supply a genuine Electrical Compliance Certificate in addition to an electrical fence certificate of compliance.
Any home with electrical items will be required 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 provide a CoC certificate they must be certified and certified with the Department Of Labour (D.O.L), and this may be approved by the E.C.A (Electrical Contractors Association) or the Department of Labour.
A Certified Electrician will perform the following during an Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) inspection
- Ensure the type of wiring system is safe and in good condition.
- Ensure that the fuse box is fitted with a trip switch
- Make certain that switches, sockets and light fittings are operating properly.
- Inspect that the premises are earthed and bonded correctly.
- Ensure that the switch box is labelled properly and includes the right warnings.
- Make certain there is no damage or deterioration
- Make certain 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 provide the purchaser with the initial CoC certificate, you will need to obtain 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 modifications 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 needed regulations.
Responsibility of The Electrician
Yearly a trained electrician needs to register for CoC with the appropriate authorities, irrespective of the electrical work done.
If you need to evaluate the status of the electrician executing the electrical work you will need to speak to the Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa and the Department of Labour, you will then acquire the electricians registration card and also his accreditation certificate.
The seller is responsible to:
As a seller of a property it is your task to make certain the property has a valid CoC as well as organizing an electrical evaluation well before the property can be registered in the buyer's name. When the electrical work has been finalized the seller will need to get a new ECoC.
The cost of a Certificate of Compliance (CoC)?
The cost of the Electrical Compliance Certificate could vary from R850. and this is dependent on the type of premises whether domestic, commercial, and industrial properties will have various costs.
This fee will only cover the price 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 price. The CoC will only be awarded to the house owner by the licensed electrician when all the electrical components of the house are in line with the required regulations.
As soon as new electrical changes have been concluded will my Certificate of Compliance (CoC) still be valid?
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 keeping them both all together.
How many hours will it take for a certified electrician to assess and provide a Certificate of Compliance (CoC for the property?What is the estimated time for a certified electrician to inspect and issue a Certificate of Compliance (CoC for a property?
The estimation on assessing the property could take in between two to three hours, the size of the property will establish this.