Electrical Certificate of Compliance

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Ricus Kemp
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Electrical Certificate of Compliance

Unread post by Ricus Kemp » 20 Feb 2018, 19:52

We stay in a Sectional Title Complex. The following information was passed to us from the Trustees. "All companies providing insurance to Sectional Title Schemes require that individual units and the common property have a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance.
The clause in our policy states:
The insurance provided by this section is subject to the entire electrical installation at the premises complying with the local municipal by-laws. In the event of non-compliance with this requirement, the company may not indemnify the insured.
My question is will this clause hold water as the ECOC is only valid for two years and when you buy the property you as the owner do not get the certificate anyway.
Most probably there is another forum where I should ask for advice.
Assistance will be appreciated.
Ricus Kemp.

tinus
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Re: Electrical Certificate of Compliance

Unread post by tinus » 27 Feb 2018, 11:53

The CoC would be valid untill changes are made.

If the (CoC) is valid and work is done to the system after the (CoC) was issued, a new (CoC) must be issued but only for that part of the installation where additional work was done to the electrical system. The additional (CoC) must be filed with the original and kept on hand if and when required by any inspection authority.

The two years that you referd to would only be applicable if the propperty is sold.

The User or lessor may not allow change of ownership, if the Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC) is invalid or older than two years.

No person shall sell or market in any manner whatsoever a property unless it has a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC). The (CoC) it must be kept at the premises that the (CoC) relates to.

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Important requirements:

• Only a registered person my issue a (CoC).
• If any part of an electrical installation does not comply, the registered person cannot issue a (CoC).
• The User or lessor may not allow change of ownership, if the Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC) is invalid or older than two years.
• No person shall sell or market in any manner whatsoever a property unless it has a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC). The (CoC) it must be kept at the premises that the (CoC) relates to.
• No alterations are permitted on a (CoC).
• The test report must accompany the (CoC)
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