We have property owners who signed an agreement with us that will give them the opportunity to have peace of mind about their property maintenance. We take the responsibility to insure that the property inspections, defaults and reports will be dwelt with.

We have combined our experience to offer you not only Assessment but also Consulting, Projects and Repair and Maintenance. We understand the need in the market and have the qualified technical experience to assist you with theses services. We are committed to maintain the highest level of service for your business and keep ethical standards in all aspects of our business.

The owners will receive the following assessment every year and we keep them updated about all the issues at the premises.

  • Monthly visit to the property to inspect the condition.
  • Ad hoc report twice a year of the property
  • Yearly report that will give them the opportunity to budget for the next year repairs and maintenance.
  • Three quotations will be handed in for approval on any emergency defaults.
  • All work done by contractors will be inspected before any payments will proceed.
  • Below is a list of some of these aspects on the assessment document:

Below is a list of some of these aspects on the assessment document:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Air-conditioning
  • Security systems
  • Structure – walls, paint, damp, steelwork, roofing, tiling, windows, etc.
  • Walls and paint
  • Carpentry
  • Gardening, irrigation systems, paving, swimming pools,
  • Outside buildings, lapa’s, wendy house, garden shed
  • Electronic equipment

If you need any information concerning this agreement you are welcome to contact the office and we will give you more information and assistance.

“Preventive of maintenance will increase the value of your investment”

This Property assessment report is an inspection that will protect the buyer and the seller to prove that the defects of the property are noted as honest as possible. This document will be an advantage to both the seller and the buyer.

We have combined our experience to offer you not only Assessment but also Consulting, Projects and Repair and Maintenance. We understand the need in the market and have the qualified technical experience to assist you with theses services. We are committed to maintain the highest level of service for your business and keep ethical standards in all aspects of our business.

The Seller or the buyer can apply for the following assessment reports of the premises.

  • A full assessment on the condition of the property.
  • All work done by contractors will be inspected before any payments will proceed.
  • New client lease inspection report.
  • Client termination of lease report.
  • Snag list report.
  • Three quotations will be handed in for approval.

The Seller will then have a change to rectify any defects to the property to insure that the property is in good order.

The assessment report will knowingly declare all potential problems and will eliminate the non disclosure section of the Offer to Purchase Agreement.

The Estate agent and seller will be confidant to sell the property knowingly that all aspects of the agreement is covered and that no after sale claims will be against them.

The new Consumer Protection Act, Section 55, when the “As Is” or “Voetstoots” clause will not be a threat to them.

We have combined our experience to offer you not only Assessment but also Consulting, Projects and Repair and Maintenance. We understand the need in the market and have the qualified technical experience to assist you with theses services. We are committed to maintain the highest level of service for your business and keep ethical standards in all aspects of our business.

Some of the questions ask when a property is for sale is the following:

  • Why do they sell?
  • What will the cost be to do the necessary repairs?
  • Will he be honest and declare the defaults?

The following aspects below will form part of the assessment:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Air-conditioning
  • Security systems
  • Structure – walls, paint, damp, steelwork, roofing, tiling, windows, etc.
  • Walls and paint
  • Carpentry
  • Gardening, irrigation systems, paving, swimming pools,
  • Outside buildings, lapa’s, wendy house, garden shed
  • Electronic equipment

If you need any information concerning this agreement you are welcome to contact the office and we will give you more information and assistance.

“Have peace of mind when investing in property”

ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE

Residential Property Solutions will supply the COC electrical certificate to any client applying for this need.

We are registered at the Labour Department and are approved contractor to supply theses services.

The following must be in consideration:

 

ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE (COC)

Please note the following important information which was discussed by Mark Palmer of the Gauteng.

Electrical Inspections Authority at a conference held at Investec Bank on 08 July 2010.

 

BASICS REGARDING THE NEW REGULATIONS:

The issue of Certificates of Compliance (COC) is regulated by the Occupational Health & Safety Act,

1993 read with the Electrical Installations Regulations 2009. It is no longer regulated by the Machinery

and Occupational Safety Act No. 6 of 1983 and the Electrical Installations Regulations of 1992 as still

stated in most offer to purchases.

 

The new regulations makes it clear that no user may sell property without a valid COC.

 

User is defined to include an owner, mandatory and lessor. A mandatory is any person involved in the sale of property. This included an estate agent.

Sell is defined and include – a for sale notice board, a lease and a donation.

 

Section 22: Subject to Sec. 10(4) where a safety standard is prescribed, no person shall sell or

market an article, plant, machinery etc. unless it complies with the safety standard.

Section 10(4): Confirms we may transfer the responsibility to a another party to obtain the COC,

 

PROVIDED that it is in writing.

Legally no person is allowed to advertise their property as for sale without a valid COC. The estate

agent needs to ensure that an owner has this COC when the property is put on the market.

No person is also allowed to donate a property (example: family transfers or 1/2 share transfers)

without a valid COC.

 

REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS:

Regulations in terms of Electrical Installation Regulations 2009.

Standards in terms of SANS 10142-1

 

There is two sections in terms of standards:

  1. Mandatory requirements – what needs to be done
  2. Recommendations – what can be done. This is not legally enforceable but it impacts new           installations.

 

WHO MAY ISSUE COC:

Only a registered person may issue a COC. Therefore the person must have a license issued by the

Department of Labour.

An unregistered person may work at the property, but only under supervision of a registered person.

The registered person needs to personally ensure the standard of the work done by the unregistered person before he signs the COC.USE (OWNER) RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. For every addition or alteration to the installation a user should obtain an additional COC. Example: if a plug is moved or installed – new COC covering this.
  2. No transfer of COC is permitted if the COC is older than 2 years.
  3. Cannot transfer a COC if any alterations or additions were done at the property, except if there is an additional COC to confirm this to be compliant.

DISPUTES AND THE GEIA:

  • When a dispute arise regarding the validity of a COC the GEIA (only registered inspections authority in Gauteng) must be called to inspect.
  • Person requesting the inspection will have to pay.
  • Should the certificate be declared not valid – the GEIA will request that a new certificate is issued.
  • Should the defect be negligence on the part of the registered person, the inspector shall report the electrician to the Chief Inspector.

 

REQUIREMENTS TO BE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR:

– Must be registered with the Chief Inspector (Department of Labour) or person appointed by

Chief Inspector.

– Must have:

  • Fixed address and telephone number (must reflect on COC – no PO Box numbers allowed)
  • He must employ a registered person full time or be a registered person himself.

 

INVALIDATION OF COC:

Any change / correction to the COC renders it invalid – must obtain a new COC.

A lost COC cannot be replaced – a new COC needs to be issued.

Invalid if the test report is headed “Certificate of Compliance”

 

WHAT DOES A VALID COC LOOK LIKE:

View specimen COC document in our Knowledge Centre

The COC must have:

  • The department of Labour Logo
  • Headed “Annexure 1” and must follow the format described in the Regulations.
  • Must head “Department of Labour”.
  • Must have a unique number given by the contractor.
  • Must be attached to the test report

Last page of the test report must be signed by the registered person.

 

See attachments guidance.

Specimen of a new Certificate of Compliance (Annexure 1 – Electrical Installation Regulations 2009)

together with the test report as described in the SANS (South African National Standard) 10142-1

Wiring Code, which must be issued with effect from 01 May 2009 in respect of all electrical installation

work.

 

This version of the legislated document is distributed by the Association of Accredited Inspection Bodies of South Africa.

It is important to note that only a Department of Labour Inspector, an Approved Inspection Authority for electrical installations or a Supplier may conduct an inspection or investigation into the validity of a Certificate of Compliance and require the user or lessor of that electrical installation to obtain a new certificate of compliance.

 

DEFECTS REPORT ON ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

This report will only be given if the property does not apply to the:

 

REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS: Regulations in terms of Electrical Installation Regulations 2009.Standards in terms of SANS 10142-1

This is a separate document that is only use by Residential Property Solutions.

These defaults must be rectified before any tests can proceed.

This document cannot be used as an annexure to any certificates whatsoever.

Quotes must be obtained to rectify the defects and faults on this report.

This report cannot only be use as a guideline to rectify defects and also not for the test purposes.

The document from the Electrical Contractors Board must be use for final certification.

“Safety is our aim”

Residential Property Solutions will assist the estate agents to comply with the new Consumer Protection Act and will also help agents with their obligations to buyers and sellers.

We have combined our experience to offer you not only Assessment but also Consulting, Projects and Repair and Maintenance. We understand the need in the market and have the qualified technical experience to assist you with theses services. We are committed to maintain the highest level of service for your business and keep ethical standards in all aspects of our business.

The agent can apply for the following assessment reports of the premises.

  • A full assessment on the condition of the property.
  • New client lease inspection report.
  • Client termination of lease report.
  • Snag list report.
  • Three quotations will be handed in for approval.
  • All work done by contractors will be inspected before any payments will proceed.

Our reports are not only based on tick sheets but will give you an assessment report to protect you and your client.

With the new Consumer Protection Act due for implementation in April 2011, the tricky issue of latent and patent defect raises its head again.

The Act states that all defects must be divulged to the estate agent and the buyer.

This Act therefore will impose new responsibilities on estate agents and they will be accountable for:

  1. Any action which on later investigation could be characterized as dishonest, unfair or misleading.
  2. Any aspects of the property which could be deemed of low or defective quality and/or of questionable value in terms of the price paid.
  3. Any documentation which could be deemed difficult to understand or insufficiently explanatory.
  4. Any statements in the advertising and promotion of the property which are exaggerated or misleading.

If latent defects become apparent in the home within six months of its being transferred to the new owner, it could be argued that these have reduced the value of the home and the seller will, in terms of the Act, have to remedy them or pay compensation.

These types defaults must be noted to protect you as an agent and therefore be rectified.

  • Roof leaks
  • Damp on walls
  • Pests
  • Storm water gully’s
  • Structural defects
  • Cracks in the slabs
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical

Residential Property Solutions also offer the estate agents the:

ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE (COC)

Below is a list of some of the aspects on the assessment document:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Air-conditioning
  • Security systems
  • Structure – walls, paint, damp, steelwork, roofing, tiling, windows, etc.
  • Walls and paint
  • Carpentry
  • Gardening, irrigation systems, paving, swimming pools,
  • Outside buildings, lapa’s, wendy house, garden shed
  • Electronic equipment

Residential Property Solutions will offer private property investigation on property sold or leased.

We have combined our experience to offer you not only Assessment but also Consulting, Projects and Repair and Maintenance. We understand the need in the market and have the qualified technical experience to assist you with theses services. We are committed to maintain the highest level of service for your business and keep ethical standards in all aspects of our business.

Investigation means:

The act or process of investigating, a careful search or examination in order to discover facts, etc.

We can offer you the following investigating report:

  • A full report on the condition of the property.
  • Three quotations for rectifying the defaults.
  • All work done by contractors will be inspected before any payments will proceed.

The client will be responsible for the cost of the report and cannot be carried over to the previous contractor.

Residential Property Solutions will assist the private agents to comply with the new Consumer Protection Act and will also help agents with their obligations to lease the premises.

We have combined our experience to offer you not only Assessment but also Consulting, Projects and Repair and Maintenance. We understand the need in the market and have the qualified technical experience to assist you with theses services. We are committed to maintain the highest level of service for your business and keep ethical standards in all aspects of our business.

We have combined our experience to offer you the following assessment reports:

  • Monthly visit to the property to inspect the condition.
  • Ad hoc report twice a year of the property
  • Yearly report that will give them the opportunity to budget for the next year repairs and maintenance.
  • Three quotations will be handed in for approval on any emergency defaults.
  • All work done by contractors will be inspected before any payments will proceed.

We understand the need in the market and have the qualified technical experience to assist you with theses services.

Our reports are not only based on tick sheets but will give you an assessment report to protect you as a client.

With the new Consumer Protection Act due for implementation in April 2011, the tricky issue of latent and patent defect raises its head again.

The Act states that all defects must be divulged to the estate agent and the buyer.

This Act therefore will impose new responsibilities onleasing agents and they will be accountable for:

  1. Any action which on later investigation could be characterized as dishonest, unfair or misleading.
  2. Any aspects of the property which could be deemed of low or defective quality and/or of questionable value in terms of the price paid.
  3. Any documentation which could be deemed difficult to understand or insufficiently explanatory.
  4. Any statements in the advertising and promotion of the property which are exaggerated or misleading.

If latent defects become apparent in the home within six months of its being transferred to the new owner, it could be argued that these have reduced the value of the home and the seller will, in terms of the Act, have to remedy them or pay compensation.

These types’ defaults must be noted to protect you as an agent and therefore be rectified.

  • Roof leaks
  • Damp on walls
  • Pests
  • Storm water gully’s
  • Structural defects
  • Cracks in the slabs
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical

Residential Property Solutions also offer the estate agents the:

ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE (COC)

Below is a list of some of the aspects on the assessment document:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Air-conditioning
  • Security systems
  • Structure – walls, paint, damp, steelwork, roofing, tiling, windows, etc.
  • Walls and paint
  • Carpentry
  • Gardening, irrigation systems, paving, swimming pools,
  • Outside buildings, lapa’s, wendy house, garden shed

Electronic equipment

Residential Property Solutions have several types of assessment for new and established buildings depending on the client’s requirements.

We have combined our experience to offer you not only Assessment but also Consulting, Projects and Repair and Maintenance. We understand the need in the market and have the qualified technical experience to assist you with theses services. We are committed to maintain the highest level of service for your business and keep ethical standards in all aspects of our business.

The owners can apply for the following assessment every year and we keep them updated about all the issues at the premises.

  • One’s of assessment report.
  • Monthly visit to the property to inspect the condition.
  • Ad hoc report twice a year of the property
  • Yearly report that will give them the opportunity to budget for the next year repairs and maintenance.
  • Three quotations will be handed in for approval on any emergency defaults.
  • All work done by contractors will be inspected before any payments will proceed.

We assist property owner, investor and landlords how do not have the time or knowledge to do inspections on their premises that needs professional support in different aspects of his property.

We will give them assistance on our assessment document to deal with the defaults, repairs and preventive maintenance issues. Help them with planning forward to have control over the property.

Below is a list of some of these aspects on the assessment document:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Air-conditioning
  • Security systems
  • Structure – walls, paint, damp, steelwork, roofing, tiling, windows, etc.
  • Walls and paint
  • Carpentry
  • Gardening, irrigation systems, paving, swimming pools,
  • Outside buildings, lapa’s, wendy house, garden shed
  • Electronic equipment

“Value your property as an investment”

NEW PROPERTY

We have found that new property’s are build in such a time that the contractors neglected so many regulations and the work was of devastating quality that the new owner have unnecessary costs on the property. Repairs and done immediately or within 3 to 4 months after the project.

Residential Property Solutions will assess the new property and will do a snag list to insure that the necessary steps will be taken before the purchaser sign off the documents.

Below is a list of some of the problems that we have encountered on new properties:

  • Damp force not done under 1st layer
  • Cracks in slabs
  • No vent holes
  • Roof tiles not level and broken
  • Plaster loose from brick work
  • Windows and door does not seal
  • Hollow tiles and floor and walls (not level)
  • Door not closing and not level
  • Toilets does not flush
  • Plumbing not connected correctly
  • Kitchen and bedrooms cupboards not level
  • Drains blocked
  • Leaking pipes
  • Electrical plugs not connected
  • No plaster primer used
  • Lights not working
  • Wrong keys to locks
  • Electrical garage doors not connected to wall controller

“Perfection is not time waste it respect”