Constitutional Court ruling, good news for new homeowners

  Following the recent ruling by the Constitutional Court, new homeowners will no longer have to worry about being held liable for historical debt incurred by previous owners, and having their municipal services cut off as a result, or possibly even having their property attached and sold in execution. The judgment brings to an end a long period of confusion “and no little controversy” since judgment was given in 2013 in the Gauteng High Court case Mathabathe vs Municipality of Tshwane, which concerned the process of obtaining and lodging a municipal clearance certificate.…Read more …