Application for Structural Change to Unit and/or Garden

A printable copy of your application will be emailed to you after this form is submitted.


General Terms & Conditions applicable to this application

1. Application for any change to the Section is to be made in writing.
2. The Trustees reserve the right to decline any application.
3. No work may commence before an application has been approved in writing.
4. The application must include a site plan of the unit clearly showing the proposed positioning of the installation/change in relation to the unit, road and neighbouring units.
5. A written quotation for the work must accompany the application.
6. The installer must be a reputable company with staff qualified to do the work.
7. Specifications for the installation/change must be included in the submission and must conform to the laid down requirements in the Village. If possible and relevant, a colour brochure from the supplier and/or photographs must be included with the specification.
8. The applicant understands that if the completed installation/change does not conform to the specifications approved in this application, the Trustees can issue an instruction to make it compliant, or for the removal of the structure and reinstatement of the unit to its original state at the owners cost.
9. Even if the installation/change will be installed on common property, the applicant undertakes to continue to maintain the installation/change at their own cost and the Trustees reserve the right to take any action that may be necessary if this is not done.
10. Any damage to the existing structure or common property caused by the installation, or attributable at a later stage to the existence of the installation, must be immediately repaired by the owner, at their cost.
11. Insurance of the installation is the responsibility of the owner and the premiums arising therefrom will be for the owner’s account.
12. The conditions and obligations of this application must be accepted in writing by any future purchaser of the Section before the Clearance Certificate is issued by the Trustees.

Structural Changes Conditions

1. All adjacent and opposite owners must provide written consent that they do not object to the changes to the exterior of the building structure.
2. Letters of consent must be attached to this application or handed in at reception. Letters of consent must clearly state their unit number.
3. Building plans need to be passed by the Buffalo City Municipality for all structural changes to a Section.
4. If building plans need to be approved by the Buffalo City Municipality (BCM), it is the responsibility of the owner to submit such plans. No work may commence before the approved plans have been submitted to the Body Corporate.
5. No work may be commenced until the plans have been approved by BCM and a copy thereof submitted to the Trustees.
6. If the changes affect the Participation Quota of the unit, it is the owner’s responsibility to invoke the services of a land surveyor and attorney to complete the PQ adjustments for the compliance of the Scheme as a whole.
7. If the Participation Quota is altered, as per 6 above, the amended PQ must be lodged by the owner at the Deeds Office, the CS Ombud and the Trustees (for advising the Managing Agent). Proof of lodging at Deeds Office and CS Ombud must be provided to Trustees.
8. If the alterations increase the insured replacement value of the Section, a new valuation must be provided to the Trustees, for notification to the Scheme’s underwriter. Any additional premium will be charged to owner if not directly and only related to change in PQ.
9. All costs related to the above requirements are for the owner’s account.
10. The Trustees reserve the right to impose further conditions, relevant to the specific changes set out in this application.

File Attachments:

Please note that incorrect or incomplete attachments will result in delay or rejection of this application.

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The scale plan must show the Unit, adjacent units, roadway and position of the change applied for and approximate measurements.

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The supplier quote must give specifications and enough detail to show conformance to Settlers requirements

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A printable copy of your application will be emailed to you after this form is submitted.

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