As a seller of a property, you will officially need to produce a genuine CoC certificate in order for the transfer to go through.
All depending on the size along with the kind of premises the CoC certificate begins anywhere from R850.00.
This cost will only cover the cost 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 necessary rules
- All electrical circuits are functioning professionally and efficiently.
- Your property is safe against any potential shocks or fires.
An Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoc) is.
As stated in the Electrical Installations Occupational Health and Safety Act an Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) is needed, this ensures that the electrical work on the property adhere to the South African National Standards.
The owner has the task of supplying a genuine Electrical Compliance Certificate and an electrical fence certificate of compliance if there is an electric fence before the property can be transferred.
If your home has the following items: DBboard, lights, swimming pools, geysers, wiring and plugs you will need a Coc Certificate.
Before an electrical contractor can provide a CoC certificate they need to be certified and certified with the Department Of Labour (D.O.L), and this may be validated by the E.C.A (Electrical Contractors Association) or the Department of Labour.
The list below is what a Qualified Electrician will carry out during and Electrical Compliance Certificate (ECoC) inspection
- Ensure that the fuse box is fitted with a trip switch
- Make sure that switches, sockets and light fittings are operating correctly.
- Inspect that the premises are earthed and bonded correctly.
- Make sure that the switch box is labelled properly and includes the appropriate warnings.
- Make certain there is no damage or deterioration
- Make sure the kind of wiring system is safe and in good condition.
- Make certain the electrical main switch is compliant with regulation.
For for how long is a COC Certificate valid for?
A Coc certificate is not valid permanently, a home 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 specify that no modifications 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 according to the needed regulations.
What the Electrician is responsible for
Every single year a qualified electrician needs to register for CoC with the appropriate authorities, irrespective of the electrical work done.
If you wish to check the status of the electrician carrying out the electrical work you will need to call 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.
What is the duty of the Seller?
Making certain the property has a legitimate CoC is the homeowners duty, the seller of the property will need to set up an electrical assessment just 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 required to get a new ECoC.
The price of a Certificate of Compliance (CoC)?
The starting price for an Electrical Compliance Certificate can range from R850, this price will rely on the type of premises as domestic, commercial and industrial properties will have different costs.
This price 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 over and above this price. The CoC will only be awarded to the home owner by the licensed electrician as soon as all the electrical components of your house remain in line with the required regulations.
Once new electrical alterations have been concluded will my Certificate of Compliance (CoC) still stand?
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 together.
How long does it take a qualified electrician to inspect and provide a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) for a property?
The size of the property will establish how long the assessment will take, this can be two to three hours.