Category: Body corporates

Levy clearance certificate: Refusal to issue?

Body Corporate Marsh Rose v Steinmuller By a majority decision a full bench of the high court decided that the body corporate could not refuse to issue a levy clearance certificate because inter alia the liability for levies is...

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Levy clearance certificate: Dissent – refusal to issue?

Body Corporate Marsh Rose v Steinmuller The dissenting judgment in dealing with the issue of a levy clearance certificate was of the view that “the real issue in this appeal is whether a Body Corporate can be compelled to...

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Compromise erroneously concluded: Ultra vires statute

Z v Body Corporate of Selma Court Compromise erroneously concluded because the language used in section 3(1)(c) of the STSMA “imposes a positive obligation on the body corporate to collect levies and contributions – the...

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Levy clearance certificate: Refusal to issue?

Body Corporate Marsh Rose v Steinmuller By a majority decision a full bench of the high court decided that the body corporate could not refuse to issue a levy clearance certificate because inter alia the liability for levies is...

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Adjudication statutory appeal: Claim outside jurisdiction

Prag NO v Trustees: Mitchell’s Plain Industrial Enterprises STSBC Adjudication statutory appeal considered by high court and confirmed that the ‘object of the CSOS Act is to provide a mechanism for the informal,...

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Appealing adjudicator order: Management rules interpreted

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Conduct rule disputed: Bypassing Ombud?

Heathrow Property Holdings No 33 CC v Manhattan Place Body Corporate In considering a disputed conduct rule the high court decided that in ‘each instance a litigant will have to make out good cause for why a dispute which...

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Without prejudice rule: Striking out irregular step

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Actio communi dividundo: Co-ownership of property

Municipal Employees’ Pension Fund v Chrisal Investments (Pty) Ltd In considering the actio communi dividundo the SCA decided there is no closed list of instances of bound co-ownership and if the ‘relationship gives...

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Faulty foundations constructed: Special resolution needed?

Central Developments Tshwane (Pty) Ltd v Body Corporate, Twee Riviere Aftree Oord In considering a special plea that the body corporate needed a special resolution to pursue a claim for faulty foundations that had been...

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Repaying amounts deducted: Conduct rules examined

Rapallo Body Corporate v Dhlamini NO In the context of repaying amounts deducted the High Court decided that rule 7.2, which requires that a section-owner who obtains approval to undertake renovations, alterations or...

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Levy payments absolved: Unlawful resolution?

Body Corporate of Bains Game Lodge v Bainsvlei Lodges (Pty) Ltd In considering whether owners could be absolved from levy payments  the high court decided that  ‘the interlocutory order sought would not push this matter or...

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