Sectional Titles Amendment Act

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Sectional Titles Amendment Act [No. 29 of 2003]


Government Gazette
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Vol. 461 Cape Town 14 November 2003 No. 25719
THE PRESIDENCY No. 1672 19 November 2003
It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–
No. 29 of 2003: Sectional Titles Amendment Act, 2003.

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GENERAL EXPLANATORY NOTE:
[ ] Words in bold type in square b ackets indicate omissions from existing enactments. Words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions i n existing enactments.
(English text signed by the President.) (Assented to I1 November 2003.)
ACT To amend the Sectional Titles Act, 1986, so as to substitute a definition and insert another; to repeal redundant provisions; to make certain textual alterations; to make new provision with regard to registration of extensions to schemes and with regard to exclusive use areas; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
B E IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:- Amendment of section 1 of Act 95 of 1986, as amended by section 1 of Act 63 of 1991, as substituted by section 1 of Act 7 of 1992 and amended by section 1 of Act 15 of 1993 and section 1 of Act 44 of 1997 5
1. Section 1 of the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (Act No. 95 of 1986) (hereinafter
( a ) by the substitution in subsection (1) for the words preceding subparagraph ( i ) referred to as the principal Act), is hereby amended-.
of paragraph (b ) of the definition of “owner” of the following words: “immovable property[,] real rights in immovable property [and 10 notarial bonds]-”; and
(b ) by the insertion after subsection (3) of the following subsection: “(3A) If a body corporate is unable to obtain a unanimous resolution,,
i t may, subject to the provisions of subsection (3)(c), approach the court for relief.”. 15
Amendment of section 4 of Act 95 of 1986, as amended by section 2 of Act 63 of 1991, section 2 of Act 15 of 1993 and substituted by section 2 of Act 44 of 1997
2. Section 4 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the deletion of subsection (5A).
Amendment of section 7 of Act 95 of 1986, as substituted by section 4 of Act 63 of 1991 and section 3 of Act 44 of 1997 20
[(ill the proposed division into sections and common property is not contrary to[-] [(aa)] any operative town planning scheme, statutory plan or
conditions subject to which a development was ap- proved in terms of any law[; or 5
(bb) any other current planning or development initia- tives initiated by any authority with jurisdiction over the area],
that may affect the development; [(ii) in respect of matters other than the proposed use, the 10
building to which the scheme relates is not contrary to any operative town planning scheme, statutory plan or condi- tions subject to which a development was approved in terms of any law;
(iii) in respect of matters other than buildings, any applicable 15 condition of any operative town planning scheme, statu- tory plan or conditions subject to which a development was approved in terms of any law has been complied with;
(iv) the building to which the scheme relates, was erected in accordance with approved building plans;]”; and 20
(b) by the deletion in subsection (2) of paragraphs (c) and (d).
Amendment of section 17 of Act 95 of 1986, as amended by section 11 of Act 63 of 1991 and section 11 of Act 44 of 1997
4. Section 17 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for the heading of the following heading: 25
“[Dealings with] Alienation and letting of common property”.
Amendment of section 24 of Act 95 of 1986, as amended by section 14 of Act 63 of 1991 and substituted by section 17 of Act 44 of 1997
5. Section 24 of the principal Act is hereby amended- (a) by the substitution for subsection (3) of the following subsection: 30
“(3) If an owner of a section proposes to extend the [limits] boundaries or floor area of his or her section, he or she shall with the approval of the body corporate, authorized by a special resolution of its members, cause the land surveyor or architect concerned to submit a draft sectional plan of the extension to the Surveyor-General for 35 approval.”; and
(bj by the deletion in subsection (6) of paragraph (b).
Amendment of section 25 of Act 95 of 1986, as substituted by section 15 of Act 63 of 1991 and amended by section 6 of Act 7 of 1992 and section 18 of Act 44 of 1997
6. Section 25 of the principal Act is hereby amended- ( a ) by the substitution for the heading of the following heading:
“Extension of schemes by addition of sections and exclusive use areas”;
( b ) by the insertion in subsection (10) after paragraph (rl) of the following
“(dA) any mortgage bond which may be affected by the right, together with the consent of the mortgagee to the registration of the extension of the scheme and the endorsement of such bond to the effect that it is attached to-
( i ) each section shown on the sectional plan and its undivided
(ii) the certificate of real right in respect of a right of exclusive use
paragraph:
share in the common property;
nc cc\r?te!??p!ated hy seccticn 27(!); ax! (iii) if applicabie, iilc certificate ( ~ f reai 1igiIt ii-1 i-especi of iile
remainder of the right reserved in terms of subsection (1); and” ; -
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(c) by the substitution in subsection (11) for paragraph (c) of the following
“(c) simultaneously with the registration of the sectional plan of extension issue to the developer. his successor in title or the body corporate, as the case may be, a certificate of registered 5 sectional title in respect of each section depicted on the sectional plan of extension and its undivided share in the common property. subject to any mortgage bond registered against the title deed of t l g right of extension, furnish the local authority concerned with a copy of such plan of extension and notify the Surveyor-General of the 10 registration of such plan of extension, and thereupon the Surveyor- General shall amend the original sectional plan and the deeds office copy of the sectional plan to reflect such extension; and”; and
(d) by the substitution in subsection (15) for paragraph ( b ) of the following paragraph: 15
“(b) After notice by any such purchaser to the seller that he or she annuls the alienation, the alienation shall be void, and thereupon the provisions of section [9(3)] 10(5) shall apply [mutatis mutandis] with the necessary changes.”.
paragraph:
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Amendment of section 26 of Act 95 of 1986, as substituted by section 16 of Act 63 20 of 1991 and amended by section 19 of Act 44 of 1997
7. Section 26 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection
“(5) The registrar shall, upon the submission of the prescribed documents, register a plan of extension of the common property in terms of this section by 25 making an endorsement on the relevant title deed to reflect that the land concerned has been incorporated in the sectional plan, shall make such further endorsements and entries in his &records as may be necessary to give effect thereto, and shall furnish a copy of the sectional plan of extension to the local authority concerned and notify the Surveyor-General of the registration of such plan of extension, and 30 thereupon the Surveyor-General shall amend the original sectional plan and deeds office copy of the sectional plan to reflect such extension.”.
( 5 ) of the following subsection:
Amendment of section 27 of Act 95 of 1986, as amended by section 17 of Act 63 of 1991 and section 20 of Act 44 of 1997
8. Section 27 of the principal Act is hereby amended- 35 (a) by the substitution in subsection (1) for paragraph (a ) of the following
“(a) If a part or parts of common property is or are delineated on a sectional plan in terms of section 5(3)( f ) , the developer [shall] may. for a specific purpose when making application for the opening ofa sectional 40 title register and the registration of the sectional plan, impose a condition in terms of section 11(2) in the schedule referred to in section 11(3)(0), by which the right to the exclusive use of such part or parts of the common property delineated for this purpose on the sectional plan, is conferred upon the owner or owners of one or more of the sections[, and 45 the registrar shall not accept for registration a sectional plan on which a part or parts of the common property is so delineated, unless the developer imposes any such condition conferring any such right for a specific purpose on the owner or Owners of a section or sections].”; 50
(b) by the substitution in subsection (1) for paragraph ([I) of the followins
“(17) A developer shall cede the right to the exclusive use of part or parts of the common property to the Owner or Owners [to whom such i=ig:ih ~ : : ~ ~ a t c d j of .nits in the s ~ h . 3 ~ by the regismtion of a 55 unilateral notariai deed i j i u j c . u luvuull: provide6 ilia: ::‘hen the .L-:- c c z Y - - - >
developer has transferred the last section in a scheme, he shall cede to the body corporate the right to any exclusive use area still
paragraph:
paragraph:
“ (c i If a developer ceases to be a member of the body corporate as 5 contemplated in section 36(2), to an exclusive use area still registered in his or her name vests in the body corporate free from any mortgage bond.
(d) If a right to the exclusive use of a part or parts of the common property vests in a body corporate in terms of paragraph (c), the body 10 corporate shall, in the prescribed form- (i) apply to the registrar for the issuing of a certificate of real right of
exclusive use in its favour; and (ii) submit a certificate of compliance with any law dealing with
vesting. 15 (e) The registrar shall, after consideration of the application in
paragraph (d), issue such certificate in the prescribed form.”; (d) by the substitution for subsection (4) of the following subsection:
“(4) (a) An owner of a section in whose favour the right to the exclusive use Of a part of the common property delineated on the 20 sectional plan is registered, may transfer his e interest in such right to the owner of another section in the scheme by the registration by the registrar of a notarial deed of cession entered into by the parties.
(b) If an owner ceases to be a member of the body corporate as contemplated in section 36(2), any right to an exclusive use area still 25 registered in his or her name vests in the body corporate free from any mortgage bond.
(c) If a right to the exclusive use of a part or parts of the common property vests in a body corporate in terms of paragraph (b) , the body corporate shall, in the prescribed form- 30 (i) apply to the registrar for the issuing of a certificate of real right of
(ii) submit a certificate to the effect that the provisions of any law in exclusive use in its favour; and
connection with the vesting have been complied with. (d) The registrar must issue such certificate in the prescribed form.”; 35
and ( e ) by addition of the following subsection:
“(7) (a) Any person who holds two or more rights to exclusive use areas or undivided shares by one title deed may, subject to the provisions prescribed, obtain a separate title deed in respect of one or more of the 40 rights to exclusive use areas held therein.
by such title deed.”. (b) At least one of the exclusive use areas or shares shall remain held
Amendment of section 37 of Act 95 of 1986
9. Section 37 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection 4 j
“(2) Any contributions levied under any provision of subsection ( I ) , shall be due and payable on the passing of a resolution to that effect by the trustees of the body corporate, and may be recovered by the body corporate by action in any court (including any magistrate’s court) of competent jurisdiction from the persons who 50 were owners of units at the time when [such contributions became due] such resolution was passed.”.
(2) of the following subsection:
Short title
10. This Act shall be called the Sectional Titles Amendment Act. 2003.