Do I Need an Electrical Certificate to Sell my House? | General

The Seller has to supply a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance (COC) once the house is sold and before the property transfer can take place. The COC gives both the Seller and the Buyer peace of mind that the required regulation has been complied with.

Who can issue a COC?

Only qualified electricians can issue this certificate, as it has to be done according to the latest SANS 10143 wiring code. The electrician will inspect your property and should repairs be required, they can deal with it immediately.

How much does a COC cost?

Once you sold your property, make an appointment with a qualified electrician to get your COC. You don’t want to delay the process. The cost will depend on the extent of the inspection, as well as the required repairs. The certificate is valid for two years.

It would be safe to confirm the company and the electrician’s registration number prior to the inspection. Also confirm your Certificate number. It can be validated via the Department of Labour’s website at