REBOSA 29 October 2015 Report

Dear Colleagues

With just two months remaining till the end of the year, we have much to accomplish.

I urge you to review the pieces of legislation we have emailed over the past few days and send us your comments; so that our legal team can take everything into consideration before we submit our opinion and commentary.

The Multi-Stakeholder Group meets with the EAAB Board and Exco again on the 6th November and we hope to provide feedback on all the outstanding issues.

I take this opportunity again, to thank you for your unwavering support and for bringing the pertinent issues that need resolving to our attention.

Kind regards

Jan

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Can employers & employees contract out of the LRA?

In the recent case of Mwelase & Others v Enforce Security Group (Case no. D358/12, 31 July 2015), the Labour Court was faced with a review application brought by 47 former employees who believed that the termination of their contracts of employment by their former employer, Enforce Security Group (“Enforce”), amounted to an unfair dismissal.

The employees were employed by Enforce, a security services provider, in terms of a written contract of employment. The terms of those contracts of employment provided for, inter alia, the automatic termination of their employment in circumstances where the contractual arrangement between Enforce and its client were terminated either through expiry of the commercial agreement or by the client, for whatever reason. The relevant clause also recorded specifically that such automatic terminations would not constitute retrenchments but rather the ‘completion of [the] contract’.

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CODES OF GOOD PRACTICE ON BROAD- BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Issued in terms of Section 9 (1) of the B-BBEE Act 53, 2003

Please find the Property Sector Charter as a Sector Code on Black Economic Empowerment in terms of Section 9 (1) of the B-BBEE Act 53 of 2003.  The public and interested parties are invited to comment on the Draft Sector Code for a period of 60 days from the date on which the Draft Sector Code was published. Draft Aligned Property Sector Code

 

 

Morning Adrianne, I have at long last been allocated a seat to write the PDE on the 12 November in PE. Thank you for the assistance that you provided. Kind regards Malcolm Hendry

EAAB Statement in Respect of New Draft Regulations

ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD

STATEMENT IN RESPECT Of NEW DRAFT REGULATIONS

18 September 2015

ESTATE AGENCY AFFAIRS BOARD TO ISSUE NEW REGULATIONS INTRODUCING NEW LEVIES AND CONTRIBUTIONS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Section 33 (1) of the Estate agency Affairs Act, 1976 empowers the Minister of Human Settlements to issue Regulations to promote and advance the object of the Act after consultation with the Board.  The operating Regulations that governs the determination of contributions and levies in respect of issue of Fidelity Fund and Registration Certificates, have not been altered since 2006.  Throughout these years, as a result of the aftermath of the economic mell-down which lead to unfavourable economic conditions within the real estate sector, the Estate agency Affairs Board felt it prudent to leave contributions and levies payable by estate agents unchanged. 

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CPD – AN UPDATE AND INTRODUCTION OF E-LEARNING

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The close of the first year of the first CPD cycle

As the first year of the first CPD cycle draws to a close, it has become apparent that some estate agents on the current CPD cycle may, for one reason or another, have failed to accumulate the required fifteen verifiable CPD points.

Who must register for CPD purposes?

Estate agents are reminded, in this respect, that all persons who held a valid fidelity fund certificate, whether as principal or non-principal estate agents, issued by the EAAB during 2015, excluding only those persons who held intern fidelity fund certificates, were obliged not only to have registered for CPD purposes but also to have accrued fifteen verifiable and five non-verifiable CPD points.

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NAMA Sectional Title Seminar

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Only 4 days left to register !

Topics that will be covered during this seminar …

  • Evict owner when tenant contravenes the Conduct Rules of Body Corporate
  • Body Corporate take reasonable steps in respect of maintenance
  • Owner cannot refuse to pay increase in levies l Liquidation of Body Corporate
  • Levy invalidly raised at AGM
  • Arrear levies
  • Exclusive use areas
  • Maintaining lifts
  • Building under administration
  • Pets
  • Piping infrastructure in buildings

Earn 2 Non Verifiable CPD Points by attending this seminar!

For further information or to book your seat at this event email Lizbé Venter – Secretary <namanorth@nama.org.za>

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ALIGNED PROPERTY SECTOR CODE TO BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2015 FOR PUBLIC COMMENTARY

The Government Gazette has planned to release Aligned Property Sector Code on Friday the 23rd October 2015 for public commentary. The Public and interested parties are invited to comment on the aligned draft Property Sector Code for 60 days from the date on which the draft sector code is published. Thereafter Property Sector Charter office … Read moreALIGNED PROPERTY SECTOR CODE TO BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2015 FOR PUBLIC COMMENTARY