Chief Registrar’s Circular No. 9 of 2017
SUSPENSION OF IMPLEMENTATION OF AMENDMENT TO REGULATION 6 AND ANNEXURE 1 TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE SECTIONAL TITLES ACT, 1986 (ACT 95 OF 1986), AND AMENDMENT OF CHIEF REGISTRAR'S CIRCULAR NO. 7 OF 2017
1. The amendment of Regulation 6, as published in Government Notice No. R. 427 of Government Gazette No. 40842, dated 12 May 2017, was an oversight. A submission was tabled for discussion at the Sectional Titles Regulations Board meetings in 2014 and 2015, for the proposed amendment of regulation 6. However, such proposal was not supported and was withdrawn at the Board's meeting in 2016.
2. The amendment to Form D and the footnotes to Forms C, F, G, H, J, O, P, Q, R, Z, AG, AH, and AO, in order to provide for reference to be made to "the description of the land as indicated on the sectional plan" appears to be problematic to implement.
3. In view of the above and pending further consideration by the Sectional Titles Regulations Board and a recommendation to the Minister for further amendments, the implementation of the amendments referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 is hereby suspended.
4. Chief Registrar's Circulars No. 7 of 2017 is hereby amended by the deletion of paragraphs 2.3 and 2.11.1.
Currently the practice in Cape Town is to insert the "township" as set out on the front page of the Sectional plans, as the suburb. No sec 4(1)(b) is needed to correct an incorrect suburb. See RC 1/2015. Uniformity in form H would make sense.
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