Maryna holds the BA, LLB, LLM degrees and is a Director at the Cape Town offices of STBB. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer with many years of experience in the field of property law and conveyancing. She is also the firm's Marketing Director and attends to external publications for the firm as well as conducts ongoing training for estate agent and bankers training and is a regular seminar presenter for attorneys and property practitioners.

Thought of the Week | Gas certificate of conformity

Less commonly known than the trendy gas fireplaces, hobs and gas geysers to which it relates, is the so-called Certificate of Conformity. This certificate, sometimes also referred to as a ‘gas compliance certificate’, is a legal requirement for all permanent liquid gas installations in a home. It must be issued by an approved inspection authority and serves to confirm that the gas installation meets the applicable safety standards.

According to Regulations issued under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, an authorised person shall issue such a certificate after installation, modification, or alteration of a gas installation or where there is a change of user or ownership. Therefore, when a property is sold, a new certificate must be obtained, regardless of how old or recent the existing one may be.

A seller is responsible for obtaining this certificate, although the parties can agree to make it the purchaser’s responsibility.

For information or assistance in this regard, contact us at STBB