Monthly Archives: March 2014

Property Law & Conveyancing: Municipalities’ rates clearance demands reigned in

In the recent Supreme Court of Appeal case Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality v Amber Mountain Investments the court dismissed an appeal by the Municipality, against a judgment of the Eastern Cape Local Division of the High Court, Port Elizabeth that the municipality is only entitled to demand payment of advance rates to the date of transfer of a property and not up to the end of a municipality’s financial year.

The respondent applied for a rates clearance certificate from the local municipality in order to transfer a property which it had recently sold during February of that year... Read More



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