Plumbing

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

In February 2011 the City of Cape Town issued a by-law making it a legal requirement that a Plumbing Certificate of Compliance (COC) must be obtained before the transfer of a property.

PROPERTY RISK

Burst water pipes and other plumbing issues is a major contributor to property damage. Most home owners do not have the knowledge to know whether or not

THE CERTIFICATE

When you sell a property, you must provide a Plumbing Certificate of Compliance (COC). The plumbing installation must be inspected and tested by a duly registered Plumber. Our plumbers are registered with thePlumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB).

The inspection and tests will cover:

  • The geyser installation
  • The water meter registers correctly
  • No fittings/taps etc leak
  • No stormwater is discharged into the sewer
  • No cross connection between potable supply and grey water systems
  • The water pipes are correctly saddled (correctly nailed down)

“All CLEAR” INSPECTION

If no faults are identified on the inspection, we will issue the COC, together with our invoice for the inspection fee. The COC and invoice is then hand-delivered to your attorney and a copy to your estate agent.

WHEN FAULTS ARE FOUND

Where faults are identified, these will need to be rectified before the COC can be issued. We will issue a detailed quotation and our invoice for the inspection fee. Once the faults are rectified, we will issue the COC and submit the invoice for the repairs.