My question is the following (everybody seems to have a different opinion on this): -
WHO HAS TO PAY FOR THE LEVY CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE (HOME OWERS ASSOCIATION/BODY CORPORTATE) & RATES CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE (LOCAL AUTHORITY)?
Some people argue that the certificate is to certify that the seller’s levies/rates are up to date so the seller must pay for it (including costs for clearing agents), others argue that the purchaser must pay for it because it is an administrative disbursement for which the purchaser is generally liable, unless specifically agreed to otherwise by the seller and purchaser.
Most of the sale agreements make no mention of this so to me it can be a grey area but for the sake of consistency in the conveyancing practice I think we need to clarify this.
Noëlene van der Wal