Whether for cost saving, load-shedding or culinary preferences, gas stoves and other gas appliances have become the “in” thing in South Africa of late.
Our legislature took note of the increase in these installations and in 2009, amended regulations to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to oblige homeowners to ensure that they have a Certificate of Conformity when a gas appliance with permanent LP Gas cylinders is installed on the property. When the property is sold, certain additional measures must be adhered to.
Owners of units in sectional title schemes often query whether they may install a gas installation on common property (ie, those areas in the scheme owned jointly by all owners) or in their own units.
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