Monthly Archives: March 2014


Mar

27

2014
Rules must be attached to lease agreement

Rules must be attached to lease agreement

The amendments to the Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999 (RHA) once signed into law, most likely before 7 May 2014, will make it compulsory for a copy of the house rules applicable to the leased dwelling must be attached as an annexure to the lease. The RHA defines “House Rules” as the rules in relation to the control, management, administration, use and enjoyment of…

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Mar

27

2014

The Rental Housing Act and House Rules

By Sayed Iqbal Mohamed A lease establishes a contractual relationship between the tenant and the landlord, to the exclusion of all other parties. One of the major challenges is to ensure tenants adhere to the body corporate rules. These are the relevant provisions of the scheme’s management and conduct rules, in the rental housing context referred to as house rules, that regulate the relationships between…

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Mar

17

2014
Changes to Home Owners Association’s VAT registration are welcomed

Changes to Home Owners Association’s VAT registration are welcomed

Presently, Sectional title bodies corporate have been exempt from VAT, as opposed to  home owners’ associations that had to register for VAT if their incomes exceeded the VAT threshold amount. From a practical perspective, in sectional title schemes run by bodies corporate, the aggregated rates, electricity and water accounts are paid on behalf of the owners then recovered from the owners. To impose VAT on a…

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