SA Affordable Housing November / December 2021 - Page 18

LEGAL MATTERS
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CONCLUSION
A township owner is not restricted to sell only serviced stands in an approved township but may also sell the whole , a portion , the remainder of the township or a share in in the whole of such land to a purchaser who is willing to take over the obligations of the township owner in respect of the stands situate thereon .
The fact that the purchaser is obliged to take over the obligation to install the services for the erven situate on the whole , a portion or the remainder of the township in terms of a new services level agreement entered into with the municipality allows for such transfer to take place without having to submit a services certificate for these erven . It is only when the purchaser wishes to dispose of these individual stands that the Deeds Office will require the submission of a services certificate for these stands .
“ The first step in putting this deal together is to identify the specific stands in the township which the purchaser wishes to buy .”
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In the property sector we cover :
• Property law : We offer benchmark services for both retail and development property transactions . We are reputed for our teams of seasoned property law practitioners who share an extensive set of skills to smoothly address every aspect of property law and land development transactions .
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