Category: Community housing schemes

Just and equitable: Meaning in different contexts

Dawson v Sidney on Vaal CPA Without reaching a decision or making a finding the high court decided that the applicant had failed to establish that it would be just and equitable to place the first respondent under the...

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Without prejudice rule: Striking out irregular step

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Irrevocable power of attorney: Securing a debt

Smit v Origize 166 Strand Real Estate (Pty) Ltd SCA considered our law stretching back more than 125 years to the point where it was developed and established the principle that a power of attorney given as security for a debt...

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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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Valuing golf courses: Various methods discussed

De Zalze Golf Club v VAB: Stellenbosch Municipality The Club reviewed and set aside a decision made by the Valuation Appeal Board (VAB) for the Stellenbosch Municipality in the Club’s appeal against a valuation of its golf...

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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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Double-barrelled approach: Appeal and review

Kingshaven Homeowners’ Association v Botha In considering an appeal against the refusal of an adjudicator in an application in terms of the CSOS Act the High Court discussed the merits of appeal and review and recommended...

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Adjusting levies considered: Exclusive use of gardens areas

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Restoring unrestricted access: Deactivating biometric access

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Body corporate ban: Unlawful – external party

BAE Estates and Escapes (Pty) Ltd v Trustees: Legacy Body Corporate High Court was satisfied that the body corporate acted beyond its powers or arbitrarily in purporting to ban the applicant entirely from all or any dealings...

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Conduct rules breached: Refused CSOS Act s 57 appeal

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