ECA(SA) HIGHVELD’S NEW INITIATIVE – FREE COC INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR THE PUBLIC, ESTATE AGENTS, CONVEYANCERS, AND STAKEHOLDERS
Chris Koen, the Highveld region’s Regional Director, and Technical Advisor, Anthony Schewitz, have a new service initiative: In collaboration with the ECA’s Highveld Executive Committee they will present information sessions for local estate agents, conveyancers and transfer attorneys.
“We receive many queries about CoCs and the aim of these information sessions Is to inform the public and those involved in the sale and transfer of properties about the Certificate of Compliance and answer all those other frequently asked questions,” says Chris, adding that there is no charge for this service.
The information sessions will be arranged to take place from 9 am to 12 pm before the ECA’s members’ branch meetings to be held in July and October, which are listed below:
3 Klerksdorp branch meeting (North West) July
3 Klerksdorp branch meeting (North West)
10 Ermelo branch meeting (Mpumalanga)
18 Wits branch meeting
24 Vaal branch meeting
31 West Rand branch meeting
2 Klerksdorp branch meeting (North West)
9 Ermelo branch meeting (Mpumalanga)
16 Wits branch meeting
23 Vaal branch meeting
30 West Rand branch meeting
“We encourage ECA members to invite estate agents and conveyancing attorneys in their areas to come to these meetings so that they can be brought up to speed on the legal requirements pertaining to Certificates of Compliance – specifically that only registered electrical contractors may legally issue CoCs when properties are sold,” says Chris. “Using unregistered electrical contractors can be an expensive exercise – as many people have discovered.”
He says they will use the opportunity to endorse ECA member contractors and promote the ECA’s Workmanship Guarantee Scheme that covers members’ work up to R20 000.