Electrical Certificate Of Compliance

Electrical Certificate Of Compliance

An Electrical Certificate Of Compliance, also known as a Electrical Compliance Certificate, is a certificate issued by a qualified electrician which certifies that the electrical installation in your home is safe according to minimum standards set in legislation. Every electrical installation must have a certificate of compliance.

ELECTRICAL COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES AND THE SALE OF YOUR HOME

Most agreements for the sale of your home will have a clause that says the seller must get an Electrical Certificate Of Compliance when the house is sold.  The reason for this clause is to ensure that when the house is transferred from the seller to the buyer, there is a valid Electrical Certificate Of Compliance and that the electrical installation is safe when the buyer takes transfer of the building.

The Seller is normally responsible for getting and paying for the Electrical Certificate Of Compliance and will have to pay for any alterations or repairs that may be necessary before the certificate can be issued.

MUST THE SELLER GET A NEW ECC OR WILL THE OLD CERTIFICATE BE ENOUGH?

An owner of a property may not allow a change of ownership if the Electrical Certificate Of Compliance is older than two years.  Regardless of whether the Electrical Certificate Of Compliance is less than two years old, if renovations or alterations have been done after the Electrical Certificate Of Compliance was initially issued, a new certificate must be issued, alternatively a new certificate must be issued for that part of the property where the work was done.