New laws for property owners with electric fences

Pretoria - New laws could see property owners paying the price if they don’t comply with the latest regulation that requires all electric fences to be installed by certified companies.

If not, an insurance claim could be rejected.

Property owners will also need a certificate of compliance, without it, owners won’t be able to sell their property.

Those who fail to comply with the necessary regulations can be held liable even if the person injured by the fence is a criminal.

“I think it is absolutely crazy. I mean we must try and do absolutely everything in our power to safeguard ourselves and the police don’t have the manpower to keep you safe,” said home owner in a Pretoria.

If a warning notice is not clearly visible from the pavement and the driveway, home owners could face charges.

Installation companies have until October to meet the new regulations.