Articles related to "Municipalities"

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Free help offered to contest incorrect property valuations
Property owners who are unhappy with their municipal property valuations have a short time to file objections and a real estate group is offering their help for free.
Property valuations shock: What homeowners can do
Joburg property owners are up in arms over the new municipal valuations of their properties, which have increased by more than 100% in some instances.
This Concourt judgement is a big win for real estate
The Constitutional Court has ruled that property owners can no longer be held liable for historical municipal debt on their property.
No, you don’t need to pay that delayed utility bill
An important victory occurred in court, for property owners who have been issued extremely high utility bills after a number of years.
When ratepayers take matters into their own hands
Poor service delivery is unfortunately a sad reality for many South African towns. Instead of moaning, the residents of some small towns are taking the initiative and fixing things themselves.
A victory for property owners
Terrific news for the property market. A recent court judgment has indicated that owners will no longer be liable for historical municipal debt on their property.
Water woes for Johannesburg residents
Residents of Johannesburg will be hit with large water bills if they do not stick to the water restrictions that have been imposed by the municipality.
CPT residents prioritise service delivery
In Cape Town, the DA has increased their share of the vote in this year’s local government elections. The growing support is an effort to ensure that efficient service delivery is maintained.
Election results could benefit SA’s property market
The voters have spoken. The onus is now on parties to prove that they can deliver services effectively to the community, and better service delivery can only benefit the property market.
How do the elections influence the property market?
As South Africans go to the polls to vote in the municipal elections, what impact will the outcome have on the property market now and going forward?