Sectional title corner – How to auction off a unit to recover arrear levies
Hi, we are living in a sectional title complex, where the caretaker is a trustee as well as the chairperson.
This specific chairperson is in arears by R41,000 on his levies, and receives a salary – which is said to increase by 8% in the new budget.
As trustees we have requested the written correspondence as to steps taken to recover arear levies but the request seems to be avoided.
Our managing agent has also informed us that the court does not auction off sectional title townhouses, so is it pointless going that route? – Lakeisha
Hi Lakeisha, if your caretaker is not an owner, he can’t be a trustee and also can’t get involved with the budget or his salary.
In terms of not being able to auction off his unit to help settle outstanding levies, this is also not true; you can apply for a Section 66 to put the house out for auction. Sequestration, however, has become very difficult.
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