Implementation of Level 3 Water Restrictions from 1 November 2016

 Implementation of Level 3 Water Restrictions from 1 November 2016

CITY OF CAPE TOWN

 MEDIA RELEASE - 18 OCTOBER 2016

City’s Mayco recommends implementation of Level 3 water restrictions - The City’s Mayoral Committee has recommended to Council that Level 3 water restrictions be implemented as of 1 November 2016.

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 The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee today approved a recommendation to Council of Level 3 water restrictions from 1 November 2016, with corresponding tariff increases to follow from 1 December 2016. This is in line with the directive from the National Department of Water and Sanitation to reduce demand on the Western Cape Water Supply System by 20%. The report will now appear before Council on 26 October 2016 for final deliberation.

Key enhanced restrictions on Level 3 for residential users are as follows:

  • Watering/irrigation (with drinking water from municipal supply) of gardens, lawns, flower beds and other plants, vegetable gardens, sports fields, parks and other open spaces is allowed only if using a bucket or watering container. No use of hosepipes or automatic sprinkler systems is allowed
  • Cars and boats may only be washed with water from buckets
  • Manual topping up of swimming pools is allowed only if pools are fitted with a pool cover. No automatic top-up systems are allowed
  • No portable play pools are permitted to be used

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Sectional Title: All the ins and outs – Part 3

Sectional Title: All the ins and outs – Part 3

This is the final part of  ”All the ins and outs” and continue on the previous post “All the in’s and out’s”…

You can read more about  : What will you pay on top of the levy?, What alterations will you be able to make?, Will the scheme change in the future?,  Is the property adequately insured?,  Will the scheme suit your lifestyle? and Act in limbo…

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Sectional Title: All the ins and outs – Part 2

Sectional Title: All the ins and outs – Part 2

 

Part 2 continue on the previous post “All the in’s and out’s”.

You can read more about : Your exclusive-use rights, Knowing what you will end up paying for &  What will you pay on top of the levy.

 

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Sectional Title: All the ins and outs – Part 1

Sectional title: All the ins and outs – Part 1

The moment you become an owner in a sectional title scheme, you enter into a series of interlocking relationships – largely with people you don’t even know – that will affect what you can do with your property, how you can use and enjoy your home, and the demands that can be made on your finances.

Buying into a complex usually involves a trade-off between the type of home we wish we could have and what we can afford, and where we want to live and what’s available on the market. Similarly, in an ideal world, we would buy only in a scheme that was well run, financially sound, and had no major structural defects or maintenance problems. And we would buy only once we had full knowledge of what we were letting ourselves in for.

Unfortunately, many prospective purchasers have only the faintest idea what sectional title ownership involves, and the restraints and obligations it imposes. It is only after they move in that they wish they had conducted a thorough due diligence of what they were buying into.

It’s impossible to cover every aspect of sectional title ownership in this article, but over the next three post we should put you in the picture about the main features of sectional title and enable you to ask some intelligent questions before you sign on the dotted line.

 

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