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Obtaining a Rates Clearance Certificate from a local authority

A rates clearance certificate is a certificate which is issued by the relevant local municipality on application by a conveyancer for the transfer of a property.

The purpose of this document is to prove that all the outstanding debt on the property has been paid by the seller.

Management of a Sectional Title Scheme by an Executive Managing Agent

An executive managing agent (EMA) is any person who provides a body corporate with management services and thereby receives monetary or other compensation. 

Building Penalties and Homeowner’s Associations

Before buying an erf or plot as part of a homeowner’s association (HOA), it is extremely important for the buyer to read and completely understand all of the provisions, including building penalties which are laid out by the HOA’s governance documentation.

Members of a homeowner’s association are required to comply with “commencement of construction” and “completion of construction” dates.

Unlocking co-ownership of a property

Agreements which stipulate that co-owned property will be jointly owned forever are no longer valid. Any one of the co-owners of a property cannot be denied their right to sell the property whenever they so choose.

Consequences of cancelling the sale of a property

Cancelling a sale of property after the sales agreement has been signed has major repercussions. Should the seller change his mind about the sale of the property, the costs involved with the cancellation can end up being quite costly.

What constitutes minor work or construction – not requiring plan approval

There are certain construction projects that require plan approval before building may begin. Although home owners have the opportunity to turn their existing home into their dream home by extending and adding onto the building, it is imperative that the homeowner follows the correct procedures.


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