South Africa: What buyers in homeowners’ associations must ask

IN typical homeowners’ association (HOA) run estates the various areas such as roads, the entrance and parks or green spaces within the development are split into categories: public open spaces or private open spaces, and these various areas often remain registered in the developer’s name and are not transferred with the first transfer when the scheme is established.  In some HOAs, the roads could be private roads, in which case the scheme is responsible for their upkeep and others are public roads, where the municipality would maintain and own them.    Read the article……………..


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