It's now illegal for the municipality to hold you liable for previous property owner's service debts

BY SANDY SCHOLTZ - NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Property owners and tenants may no longer be held liable for the municipal service debts of the property’s previous title holder.

This was the judgement of the Pretoria High Court handed down on Monday declaring the relevant section of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, that allowed municipalities to hold new property owners and tenants ransom for previous owners’ municipal debts, Constitutionally invalid.

Contact Sandy Scholtz on 041 5019800 for more information.

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