Can a Home Owners’ Association impose speeding limits & fines?

“I live in a gated estate which is run as a Home Owners’ Association. The association has recently put up 40 km/h speed warnings and has informed the homeowners that speeding fines will be imposed for transgressions of the speed limit.…

NEW REGULATIONS FOR LOST TITLE DEED

Without your ORIGINAL title deed, you are unable to sell or mortgage your property. A lost or misplaced title deed will mean that you’ll need to make an application for the certified copy thereof to be issued by the Deeds Office. A certified…

How to sell your home privately

  Make your home sellable Whether selling property privately or through an agent, a well-maintained, de-cluttered home will stand out from other properties for sale and create a better impression on buyers. Tend to any repairs…

What to look for in your purchase of life right contract

There is a steady increase in the number of Retirement villages being built in each province, and more so an increase in retirees’ wanting to purchase a life right. This can be attributed to the numerous benefits that exist with purchasing…

OPENING OF A SECTIONAL TITLE REGISTER

Here you are on the dawn of a new year considering becoming a sectional title owner. The following denotes some of the important things you may need to know or keep in mind from development to the transfer. At this point the property ceases…

RENTED BY MANY, OWNED BY FEW: BECOMING A SECTIONAL OWNER

  Thinking of buying the section of the flat you renting? You can go from being a tenant to an owner of your flat. “When you buy into a sectional title complex or development you purchase a section(s) and an undivided share of…

SERVITUDES EXPLAINED

Most people only come across the term servitude upon purchasing property and even then, are left with confusion as to what a servitude is outside of that particular context. Here’s what you need to know: A servitude is a right that…

Foreign Land Affairs

South Africa has become a common place for foreign homeowners. The South African property market is a great investment for foreign nationals willing to spend their dollar’s, pound’s and euro’s here. Whether you have been attracted…

THE GOVERNANCE OF BODIES CORPORATE

Units within Sectional Title Housing Schemes are very much part of the South African property ownership experience, but so few of us know how and why schemes, and the communal interests of the owners, are governed or regulated. The Sectional…

What exactly is my Domicilium Citandi?

  Quite often when completing a form or signing a contract one comes across a clause, usually at the end, that refers to a domicilium citandi et executandi. This so-called domicilium clause is found even in documents as simple as,…