INTRODUCTIONThis article examines more closely the thorny issue of when engineering contribution figures demanded by the municipality become due and payable. COMMON MUNICIPAL PRACTICE In most (but not all) municipalities it is common practice to require payment of any engineering contribution figures levied (but not paid) at the time when rates clearance figures are applied
INTRODUCTIONThe purpose of this article is to explain the laws and policies that determine how property rates and other services are charged to erven that do not have residential homes on, but form part of the garden of a person’s residence. TYPICAL EXAMPLE The problem discussed in this article most commonly arises where a person’s
INTRODUCTIONThere can be nothing more alarming than suddenly receiving a monthly invoice containing municipal charges that far exceed what you had expected or budgeted for. There are three possible reasons why you may have suddenly received an unusually high water bill. The City* may have: i. overestimated the amounts that you should be charged for
INTRODUCTION It is a settled law that if a landlord unlawfully deprives a tenant of electricity or water supply at a residential property, this constitutes spoliation, or unlawful dispossession. This unlawful dispossession can beprotected by bringing an application to a Court for an order that the supply be restored immediately. The action under which this
INTRODUCTIONProperties on which residential sectional title schemes or apartment blocks are built must be billed by the City in a manner that takes into account the number of ‘dwelling units’ or ‘flats’ at the property.This is because in terms of our law, each ‘unit’ or ‘flat’ is entitled to 6 free kl of water per