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For many people, buying a new home is an absolute dream come true. However, before putting in an offer to purchase, it’s important to do a proper inspection of the property.
As important as it is for a buyer to do a proper property inspection, he/she is purchasing, it is just as much a task for the seller of the property to identify and obtain the necessary compliance certificates.
Prior to transfer of the property, the seller is required to obtain the occupancy certificate from the correct authority in question.
Upon the purchase and transfer of property, the onus rests on the seller to obtain and provide the buyer with the necessary compliance certificates.
Every homeowner must be in possession of a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance which serves as verification that all electrical work and installations are safe and comply with the Rules and Regulations in place.
Additionally, homeowners making use of electric fencing must be in possession of an Electric Fence System Certificate of Compliance. This certificate serves as verification that the electric fence is safe and complies with the requirements of the Act. Another important certificate is the Water Installation and Plumbing Certificate which gets issued by licensed plumbers to certify that their plumbing work complies with the necessary requirements.
Still unsure of the do’s and don’ts when buying or selling your dream home? Contact us at Bailey Haynes Attorneys in Cape Town where we offer expert legal advice and assistance.
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