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Tshwane to probe illegal land sales

My question is: What about all the squatters who have set up camp at the side of the roads in suburbs like Faerie Glen?  Just take a drive out Atterbury, Garsfontein and Hans Strydom Streets and you would think that Tshwane Camping Grounds have opened along these roads. Gareth www.prop-law.co.za Tshwane to probe illegal land sales The Tshwane Metro Council has warned that land invasions will not be tolerated in its area of jurisdiction and drastic action will be taken against those who illegally sell and invade land. "We will not hesitate to take drastic action against those involved in land invasion or the illegal sale of land," said Joshua Ngonyama, the member of the mayoral committee responsible for housing. This comes after a group of residents were allegedly sold stands in Soshanguve Extension 6, near Rosslyn. The residents built shacks on the land earlier this week and the Red Ants were called in to dismantle them. Some of the residents said they ha

Landlords can't take the law into their own hands

www.prop-law.co.za Landlords can't take the law into their own hands When a tenant does not pay the rent, some landlords resort to unlawfully disconnecting the water and electricity supply to the tenant. What if the contract states that failure to make payment gives the landlord the right to shut off the water and electricity? Would the landlord's action be justified? Would a consumer then have recourse to a legal remedy, such as an urgent interdict (spoliation), to have the services restored? A closer look reveals that it is the by-laws that allow for the disconnection of basic services in the event of non-payment. The Strand Magistrate's Court granted a spoliation order to property owner Marcel Mouzakis Strümpher compelling the City of Cape Town to reconnect the water supply to his Strand property. The water supply was disconnected on August 17, 2007, when Strümpher failed to pay accumulated arrears of R182 000. An urgent court application was successful and

Body corporate ordered to restore property owner's access right

Body corporate ordered to restore property owner's access right The Fisher v Body Corporate of Misty Bay (2012 94) SA 215 (NGP) decision highlights the consequences a body corporate should consider before summarily denying an occupier the right of access to a complex. According to the body corporate of the Misty Bay Complex (the respondent), an owner of one of the units (the applicant) had fallen into arrears in respect of his rates and levies. Due to the applicant's failure to make the necessary payments, the respondent made the hasty decision to suspend his access tag. This suspension resulted in the applicant being unable to enter and exit the complex as and when he pleased. Reacting to this decision, t he applicant brought an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court for "the restoration of the applicant's possession and access to the house". In defence of its actions, the respondent's legal representatives submitted two arguments. The f

Denny Crane

Denny Crane
It's not me ... yet. Denny Crane from the TV series Boston Legal. Click on picture if you're not sure who he is!