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
Background Several municipalities (Tshwane, Ethekwini and Ekurhuleni) argued in the Constitutional Court in the “New Ventures”[1] matter that it is lawfully permissible for a municipality to attach and sell a purchaser’s property in order to satisfy debt owed to the municipality by prior owners of that property. The municipalities argued that this right was given