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Know your rights: water/electricity disconnections

October 18 2013 Schindlers is often contacted by desperate consumers who have been unlawfully terminated by the City of Joburg as a result of arrears that they do…

Can you claim losses caused by power outages?

November 13 2013 Recently City Power has blamed power outages on an unlawful strike by two hundred City Power employees. Can losses caused by the power outages be…

Electricity theft in a multi-household setting: common questions and answers

October 10 2013 It is increasingly common to find that electricity meters (pre-paid or conventional) are bypassed by the occupants of properties, be they commercial…

Prescription and the city of Johannesburg

October 23 2013 Schindlers is often instructed to handle disputes with the City of Johannesburg (‘the City’) in relation to charges billed for water and electricity…

Building plans and voetstoots

November 6 2013 If you have bought a property only to realize 6 months down the line that it does not have approved building plans, this constitutes a latent defect…

Failure to cede exclusive use areas

November 22 2013 It occurs frequently that upon transfer of a section in a sectional title scheme to the transferee thereof, that exclusive use areas (“EUA’s”) are not…

What it means for the COJ to “investigate” and “resolve” queries

November 21 2013 The City of Johannesburg (“COJ’s”) Credit Control and Debt Collection Bylaws provide that a consumer can lodge a query or complaint with the City and…

Can you claim losses caused by power outages?

November 13 2013 Recently City Power has blamed power outages on an unlawful strike by two hundred City Power employees. Can losses caused by the power outages be…

Municipal refunds

November 8 2013 When a seller sells a property, he is required by law to obtain a rates clearance certificate from the local municipality, which certifies that all…

Building plans and voetstoots

November 6 2013 If you have bought a property only to realize 6 months down the line that it does not have approved building plans, this constitutes a latent defect…