- WHAT WE DO
- SELLING YOU PROPERTY
- COUNCIL LOST MY PLANS
- INSURANCE REQUIRES APPROVED PLANS
- SAPOA LEASING PLAN
- AS-BUILT QUOTE REQUEST
WHAT WE DO
BUYING OR SELLING YOUR PROPERTY
- By law, the seller must provide approved plans for what exists. It is important to make sure that the plans have a council stamp on, go through them on site to make sure what is approved is what is built. Often plans are provided but they are either not approved or do not represent what exists.
- South Africa’s banks insist that any property to be sold, or in need of a bond, cannot be assisted unless the property has up to date building plans which have been approved by the local municipality.
- You now require a SPLUMA certificate on all transfers of properties.
THE COUNCIL LOST MY APPROVED BUILDING PLANS
I regularly hear from my clients that they have been to the council to obtain a copy of their previously approved building plans, only to be told that the council cannot find previously approved building plans on file.
Sometimes approved plans are lost, misplaced, or destroyed. It is the responsibility of the registered owner to ensure that he has approved plans for his property.
INSURANCE REQUIRES APPROVED BUILDING PLAN AND FIRE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE
Insurance companies may refuse to cover you if you don’t have approved building and fire clearance Certificate. Hospitality, Retail, Commercial, Warehouse and Industrial buildings are deemed demanding in terms of fire protection and fire systems needs to comply with the National Buildings Regulations Fire Safety Act No 103 of 1977 amended.
As-Build drawings will be required of the building for the Fire Engineer to do inspection…
AREA LEASING PLAN WITH SAPOA CERTIFICATION
The SAPOA Method for Measuring Floor areas in Retail, Commercial, Industrial, and residential areas is the version adopted for South Africa and is based on the American National Standard / BOMA International Standard Method for Measuring Floor Areas in Office buildings.
Our certificates of rentable area give you peace of mind that your lease agreements are accurate. All areas are calculated in accordance with the “SAPOA method for measuring floor areas in buildings”.