Are you in the market for a Certificate of Compliance? Then you may have come across companies who are offering fixed prices. But, what’s the real cost cost of a COC? While this pricing model might seem tempting, we want to shed light on why opting for a fixed price COC could potentially lead to problems, including the risk of purchasing a fraudulent document.
To recap, a COC is a crucial document with validity of two years, which serves as a clear indicator that the electrical systems are in proper working order. Choosing the right COC provider is crucial for ensuring both safety and legitimacy. You can read more about a COC in this comprehensive blog post.
One price fits all?
Getting a COC involves a thorough inspection process by a licensed electrician. This involves checking the earth leakage, wall sockets, wiring of the premises, circuit breakers and external electrical systems to ensure they are waterproof. If there are any problems, these have to be fixed and tested, only then can a COC be issued.
It is easy to see how this process can completely differ from one property to another. The property’s size, age of the electrical system, number of wall sockets and the property’s primary purpose will all impact the time it takes to check all systems and extensive problems or damage could cost a fair amount of money to rectify. On the other hand, a smaller, newer property could have little to no issues, so why would you want to pay the same amount as a commercial business for a compliance check?
This is why we don’t offer a fixed price for issuing a COC. There are too many variables in play and we would rather make sure that the price you are paying is directly proportioned to the amount of work required on your property.
To use an analogy, it would be similar to a restaurant charging every guest the same price, regardless of what they ordered off the menu. We hope this gives you an answer to what does a COC cost? It just makes more sense to charge based on the work required, than creating a fixed price that covers the majority of situations.
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