Rates Accounts

Can the Municipality demand future payments before issuing a rates clearance certificate?

A recent High Court decision has left everyone believing they cannot, but the judgement is being misinterpreted. The Deeds Registries Act provides that a rates clearance certificate issued by the local authority and valid as at the date of registration of the transfer must be lodged with the other documents for the registration of a …

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The Process of Opening and Closing a Rates Account with the Municipality

The property is registered at the Deeds Office into the name of the purchaser; The transferring attorneys send a letter to the municipality stating that registration has occurred; Within eight weeks of registration of the property, the Deeds Office sends information via direct link to the municipality so that they may update their systems; The …

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