Gert is a specialist Conveyancer based at our Illovo office. He worked at the Pretoria Deeds Office from 1985 until 1989 and after becoming a Senior Examiner left to qualify as an Attorney and Conveyancer in 1992. As manager of our Gauteng Development Law Unit Gert focuses on the establishment of townships and all the conveyancing work required to initiate and complete developments, whether it may be an upmarket sectional title, cluster or housing development. He enjoys finding practical solutions to complicated conveyancing problems. Gert serves on the committee of the South African Affordable Residential Developers Association (SAARDA), a body representing the interests of developers and other stakeholders in the affordable housing development sector which necessitates regular collaboration with government and municipal officials.

Newsflash | City of Johannesburg Council approved the Inclusionary Housing Incentives, Regulations and Mechanisms

On 21 Feb 2019, the City of Johannesburg Council approved the Inclusionary Housing Incentives, Regulations and Mechanisms 2019. Please see a brief summary below:

Requirements and Conditions for Inclusionary Housing

  • Inclusionary housing is mandatory for any development application under the jurisdiction of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality that includes 20 dwelling units or more. Different options (and associated incentives) are given for inclusionary housing that developers may choose from. In each option, a minimum of 30% of the total units must be for inclusionary housing.
  • Inclusionary housing requirements are triggered by land development applications. As such, the Framework does not affect existing, approved land use rights.
  • When inclusionary housing is applicable, it will be implemented as a condition for development (in land use/development approvals) by the City of Johannesburg. The City may take action against developers/owners who do not comply with the conditions for inclusionary housing outlined in land use/development approvals, as with any condition of approval.

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