In light of certain unfortunate matters of safety in the real estate industry, the Estate Agency Affairs Board’s CEO Bryan Chaplog felt that it was necessary to protect the most valuable asset in the property business, the Estate Agent.
Mr Hilton Greeff has been in the real estate industry since 1969 and has written several books based on his extensive industry experience.
Over 2000 copies of his books are in the hands of real estate practitioners.
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The Municipal Systems Act provides in section 118(3) that so-called ‘historic debt’, i.e. debt relating to a property which is older than two years, remains a charge against the related property. Our courts have confirmed that the implication is that a new owner of such property can therefore be held liable for such debts.
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ruled yesterday that this provision is unconstitutional and that municipalities may not hold a property owner liable for a previous owner’s historical municipal debts. The new owner has no connection to the historical debt and the the section unjustifiably limits the new owner’s property rights under the Constitution This is according to media reports, as a copy of the judgment is not yet available.
Good morning Adrianne and Fiona
I trust you are both well amidst working probably very hard at the present time, as I am sure there have to be many more agents having difficulty solving various problems with the EAAB.
Adrianne, I thought it important just to advise you – for the record – you were the only person that responded to my email sent on 30 October requesting feedback from the EAAB on the progress of the documentation I had submitted end September, to Mr Shokane, on his request. No response “what so ever” from anybody from the EAAB has been received.
In my humble opinion this fact has to be addressed at the highest level – the severe lack of communication and response from the EAAB.
Thank you for your efforts and hard work to resolve the problems.
I am looking forward to a response at your convenience.
The National Environmental Management Waste Act sets out provisions relating to the sale of ‘contaminated land’, which is defined as ‘the presence of a substance that affects or may affect the quality of soil or the environment adversely’. Many industrial sites are likely to fall into this category.
The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act and its regulations came into effect on 7 October 2016. The promulgation of the Act and regulations brought about a new procedure to be followed when collecting outstanding levies from an owner.
25 October 2016
Chairperson: Ms N Mafu (ANC)
The Community Scheme Ombud Service (CSOS), presented their 2015/16 Annual Report to the Committee.
CSOS reported that the Act was in place and there had been sign-off on the regulations that would now allow CSOS to begin working in earnest.
Dispute resolution processes had been finalised and offices were set up in three provinces, risk framework completed, audit and risk committees established and effective, and no fraud had been found.