Article written by Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Maike Gohl, Partner at Schindlers Attorneys. 22 May 2022 Introduction The City of Johannesburg’s (“COJ”) 2018 Supplementary 4 General Valuation Roll (“2018 Supplementary 4 GV”) was released for public inspection and comment on 11 May 2022. It will remain open for inspection and objection until 24 June 2022. The
Article written by Chantelle Gladwin-Wood, Partner at Schindlers Attorneys and Lauren Squier, Associate at Schindlers Attorneys. Introduction This article takes a critical look at the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (“COJ”)’s proposed 2022/2023 rates policy.  The COJ is currently in the process of conducting public meetings relating to the proposed changes to the policy, which
Article written by Regan Turnbull, checked and released by Alisha Naik, Candidate Attorney at Schindlers Attorneys. BACKGROUND This case concerns the application and interpretation of s 18(a) of the Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984 (“The Act”). Prior to the solemnisation of her marriage to the Applicant, the Respondent was involved in a motor vehicle
Article written by Nombuyiselo Mvelase, Candidate Attorney, checked by Kyle Venter, Associate, and released by Chantelle Gladwin-Wood, Partner at Schindlers Attorneys. 21 February 2022 Introduction The Rental Housing Tribunal has been described as being “all bark and no bite” in the sense that it does not have the authority to compel parties to act in
Article by Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Maike Gohl, Partners at Schindlers Attorneys This article examines the legal issue of when a disconnection of electricity or water by a municipality will be lawful. Dispelling the Myth Many people think that a municipality is not entitled to disconnect one service if that service is fully paid up (but
SUMMARY THE PARTIES The First Applicant, Crosspoint Property Investments (Pty) Ltd, was granted a tender by the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements to develop the broader area on which the Second Applicant’s properties are situated. The development is in terms of a project that intends to yield thousands of units of integrated housing and associated
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
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
INTRODUCTION This is an update to the article published under the same title in 2015 by Renand Pretorius and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood with a renewed emphasis (by Anja van Wijk of Schindlers) on how the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act affect the issue.  There are a number of different laws that impact residential lease agreements.
Introduction This article deals with liability for incorrectly billed municipal charges where a tenant does not have its own municipal account, and the charges for services consumed by the tenant at the rental property are billed to the landlord, who then passes them on to the tenant.The Impossible Triangle Let’s consider an example where the