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South Africa: Court blow for ratepayers in homeowners’ associations

Property owners who provide and pay for their own basic services are not entitled to pay lower rates than owners who receive these services from a municipality, according to recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal.  It said there

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South Africa: Durban tycoon loses case to gated estate

A property tycoon has lost his legal battle to overthrow what he says are “draconian” rules – involving speed limits and fines and access for domestic workers and contractors – at the Mount Edgecombe housing estate where he lives and

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South Africa: Home owners to be charged additional levy for ombud service

Some homeowners have been told that they will soon be paying an additional levy which will go towards the Homeowners Association Ombud service. This levy will apparently depend on the value of a respective property.   Read the article………….

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Rules are rules: Pets in flats (South Africa)

Pet ownership generally creates problems in sectional title schemes and HOA run estates as many will either have conduct rules which stipulate “no pets allowed” or “one or two pets, of a small nature” but what happens when an owner

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