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CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE OF WATER INSTALLATION ON TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WATER BY-LAW SECTION 14(2) AND SANS 10252 AND SANS 10254

WHAT IS THE INTENT OF THE BY-LAW

  1. Water is a scarce resource and our water resources must be managed responsibly. The City loses approximately 79 000 million litres of potable water per year in the distribution system and this is a means of controlling water wastage from private homes.
  2. Protecting the buyer from latent defect claims and high water bills due to leakages.
  3. Health and safety, very important. Not allowing a cross connection between stormwater and sewer. The greatest contribution to health in the last 100 years has actually been closed sewer systems and the quest to separate the spreading of such related diseases. Many hot water cylinders are being installed as aftermarket items and the installation is not always to specification.
  4. Water meter accuracy is essential, as new owners will be burdened with a backlog of faulty readings when they acquire the property and the buyer needs to know that all is clear when taking the property over.
  5. Leaks - latent defects again and a loss of water which contributes to our water crisis.
  6. This also provides an opportunity to gradually eliminate the increasing number of stormwater connections into our sewers that is putting capacity pressures on our sewerage network and treatment capacity. It is important to note that these are illegal connections that people make after the approval of the plans and inspection of the completed buildings. Some of them are historical but, we need to address the challenge.

WHAT A PLUMBER IS EXPECTED TO CHECK

  1. The Hot Water Cylinder is plumbed correctly, PRV of the correct value, vacuum breakers correctly installed, emergency overflow installed with a metallic pipe, all overflows to be plumbed to the outside and discharge to the atmosphere.
  2. The water metre registered when a tap is open and stops completely when all taps are closed. If there is movement on the meter with all taps closed, this points to a leak somewhere on the property.
  3. None of the terminal water fittings leak and they are correctly fixed in position.
  4. No stormwater is discharged into the sewerage system.
  5. There is no cross connection between the potable supply and any grey water system which may be installed.
  6. The water pipes in the plumbing installation are properly saddled.

Should there be any faults, we will submit a quote for any repairs to be carried out. Once the COC (Certificate of Compliance) is issued, we will email and post the Plumbing Certificate of Compliance direct to the Transferring Attorney concerned.

PLUMBING INSPECTION FEE COST: R450.00 OR CAN BE PAID ON TRANSFER

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  • Electrical inspection and testing of electrical installation
  • Repairing of electrical faults in order to comply with regulations
  • Issuing of a Certificate of Compliance as required by law.

Should there be any faults, we will submit a quote for any repairs to be carried out.

Once the COC (Certificate of Compliance) is issued, we will email and post the Electrical
Certificate of Compliance direct to the Transferring Attorney concerned).

ELECTRICAL INSPECTION FEE COST: R450,00 OR CAN BE PAID ON TRANSFER

As a homeowner, the law holds you personally responsible for the safe use and maintenance of the electrical installation that you use.

If you have recently purchased fixed property, it is most likely that one of the provisions of the Sale Agreement was that the seller of the property would supply you with an Electrical Certificate of Compliance (C.O.C.)

The provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 stipulate that unless otherwise specified, the electrical installation of the fixed property may not be marketed or sold unless the safety requirements have been complied with. In other words, the C.O.C. must be a valid document in the sale process.

If as a new user of the electrical installation you have any doubt as to the validity of the C.O.C. or believes that the C.O.C. may have been obtained under dubious conditions or circumstances, you should have the electrical installation checked as soon as possible.

As this matter is encompassed within legal processes, it is important that this check be done by an Approved Inspection Authority to obtain "evidence" of non-compliance before any person with potential vested interest becomes involved in accessing the electrical installation.

Failure to adhere to legal processes could severely prejudice any rights of recovery that you may have as a result of the property sale process.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRIFIED FENCING (SANS 60335-2-76 - South Africa):
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Wall Height: Minimum wall height of private property to be secured - 1.5 metres.

Brackets: Upright brackets may be used without any height restriction.

Angled brackets: Brackets can be angled at no more than 45 degrees out and are to be installed on the inside of the boundary wall.

Neighbours: It is not permissible to angle brackets into a neighbour's property without their knowledge or consent.

Hazard: Electrified fences are to be installed and operated so that they cause no electrical hazard or entanglement to persons or animals.

Barbed wire or razor wire: These shall not be electrified by an energiser.

Warning Signs: Electric fencing installed along a public road or pathway shall be securely identified with YELLOW WARNING SIGNS (100 x 200cm) at intervals not exceeding 10 metres. All gates and access points to have warning signs.

Electrified Gates: To be capable of being opened/closed without the person receiving a shock.

Electric Fencing Inspection R399

  • Woodborer Beetle inspections
  • Treatment of infested timbers
  • Replacement of damaged structural timber if needed
  • Issuing of a clearance certificate in terms of The Deed of Sale.

BEETLE INSPECTION FEE COST
NORTHERN SUBURBS:
R480.00
SOUTHERN SUBURBS/CAPE TOWN CENTRAL: R650.00

Bug inspections focus on the examination of accessible timer in immovable properties for wood-destroying insect infestation. It is important to note that Bug inspections are aimed specifically at wood destroying organisms and not to be confused with general pest control which treats rodents, cockroaches, fleas etc...

There are numerous wood destroying organisms, however in the Western Cape the majority of Deed Of Sales refer to the three notable bugs namely:-

  • ANOBIUM PUNCTATIUM (commonly known as furniture beetle)
    Found predominately in wooden flooring
  • HYLOTRUPES BAJULES
    Found predominately in roof trusses, fascia boards and Wendy houses
  • OXYPLERUS NODIERI
    Found predominately in roof trusses, fascia boards and Wendy house

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Their eggs are laid in the cracks of wood and tunnel through over a period of years, which eventually destroys the structure.

General identification would be holes on the timber surface and the presence of dust

All removal timbers present are inspected. However, the presence of infestation in unexposed areas such as sub flooring under floor boards, flooring under fitted carpets and flat roofs which are not accessible, cannot therefore be inspected.

An annual wood woodborer inspection is recommended.

  • Gas installation inspection and testing of gas installations.
  • Issuing of a Clearance Certificate.

GAS INSPECTION FEE COST: R450.00 OR CAN BE PAID ON TRANSFER

We perform inspections of LP gas pipeline installations in order to certify their compliance with the SABS
Regulations for LP gas installations (SANS 10087 - 1:2008). A Certificate of Conformity will be issued for
those installations that fully comply.

An inspection comprises of the following aspects:

  • 1. Cylinder storage to comply with safety zones.
  • 2. SABS approved piping used and installed in the correct manner.
  • 3. The installation of isolation and emergency valves.
  • 4. Adequate ventilation at cylinder and inside rooms.
  • 5. If SABS approved appliances are connected to the reticulation system
  • 6. A pressure leak test to establish the system continuity

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ROOF LEAK DETECTION
  1. Detecting a roof leak in time, is a tricky business because nine times out of ten, by the time you notice a leak, it is already too late to inexpensively and effectively fix the problem.
  2. Concealed leaks in the roof areas are the most costly of the lot as this can cause structural damage to the roof structure and supporting walls. If left unattended and not inspected, you could leave yourself with major costs for repairs.
  3. Detecting roof leaks timeously, will save you a fortune in the long term.
  4. Detecting roof leaks are best done in Winter as they are visible during this time of the year.
PITCHED ROOF AREAS
  1. Make sure, on inspection, that the Contractor climbs into the roof if there is a pitched roof and trapdoor and uses a lead light and torch on inspection for problems
  2. After locating the problem area it is then easier to access the problem to the external area of the roof.
FLAT ROOF AREAS
  1. These faults can be difficult to locate because the Contractor has to go according to his eyesight and thoughts. This is where you need experienced qualified contractors in waterproofing and construction or a qualified artisan such as a plumber who is registered and accredited for compliancy for over ten years as they are familiar with climbing in roof areas. A qualified artisan also does waterproofing and knows how to find leaks. Steer clear of handymen as you will be looking for problems and fly-by-nights. Ask for references and do a check up before accepting their Conditions. Request photographs internally and externally of the problem areas.
PURCHASING A NEW HOME OR FACTORY
  1. Use an experienced Inspection Company who will charge a set fee for an evaluation of the Condition of the house roof area as this will save you thousands of rands and not break your heart when the rains arrive.
  2. Ninety percent of buyers for residential homes or factories, have no idea of the condition of the roof area i.e. whether the roof sheets are rusted or have deteriorated or the roof tiles exterior have decayed.
  3. It is up to you as the Purchaser, to be aware of the problems you may be getting yourself into as no one else will make you the wiser.
We at ONE-CALL-FIVE-INSPECTIONS and ANCHOR ROOFING specialize in all the above and will solve any problem. We will also advise you what you are getting yourself into before you purchase that property.

ROOFING INSPECTIONS PRICING:
  • Residential Roof Inspections and a full report R850
  • Factory Roof (up to 1000 sq metres) inspections and a full report R1000
    For any major problems, we will submit a free quotation and a full report.

  • We provide an annual maintenance roof inspection and touch up to all visible minor problems:
  • Three bedroomed house R1850
  • Four bedroomed house and larger R2500
  • Factories up to 300 sq metres R1850
  • Factories up to 1000 sq metres R3500
ONE-CALL-FIVE-INSPECTIONS
PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, BEETLE, GAS, ELECTRIFIED FENCING
Compliance Inspections and Compliance Repairs
Selling your Property?
We carry out the following Inspections and Compliance Repairs:
  • Plumbing R450
  • Electrical R450
  • Gas R450
  • Beetle Northern Suburbs R480
  • Beetle Southern Suburbs R650
  • Electrified Fencing R399

For any major problems, we will submit a free quotation and a full report. Download a request form.
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