A Certificate of Compliance (C.O.C) is needed for the sale of a property for the bond to be lodged or for insurance purposes and can only be done by an accredited electrician. The Certificate of Compliance consists of an electrical inspection of a premises to make sure that all electrical circuits are safe to use and the premises comply with electrical rules & regulations SABS 10142. It does not cover items that fall under general maintenance. The Certificate of Compliance is valid for 2 years and repairs can be costly so do the inspection ahead of time so you don’t lose profit on your sale.
For insurance purposes all homes and buildings should have a Certificate of Compliance covering them. Any new or additional add on’s to any premises should also be covered by a new Certificate of Compliance.