Most property owners know that in 2011, amendments were made in the Electric Fence Regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act which came into effect in 2012.
But what does this mean to property owners with electric fences?
In short, it means that non-compliant electric fences have now been deemed illegal. If your electrical fence was not installed by a professional, or if it was installed by an unqualified electrician, you will be held liable if anyone is injured due to your fence.
Additionally, if an illegal fence gets damaged due to a burglary, insurance claims may be rejected.
This regulation covers all properties, whether it is a business park, a dwelling or a sectional title, and requires all electrical fence owners to ensure that their property complies with the law.
To ensure that your property complies with the elecric fence regulations, the following factors need to be considered:
The law of property may sometimes be confusing or seem overwhelming. If you are having any trouble understanding what the above-mentioned law means to you as a property owner, contact Van Deventer and Van Deventer Incorporated, the preferred property lawyers in Johannesburg.
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