Annetjie Coetsee is a practising Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer, operating from both the Cape Town and Helderberg branches of STBB. Her responsibilities include: Director of STBB, branch head of Somerset West office, Executive member and head of the Development Law Unit. The specialized Development Law Unit has nine specialists addressing development requirements in the fields of planning law, environmental law, construction law, renewable energy law and, very importantly, local government law. She is a practicing Conveyancer (dealing with a conglomerate of property related matters such as sectional titles, developments, bonds, transfers and municipal work for local councils). Although she specialises in conveyancing she is a family law attorney, with a special interest in the constitutional law aspects regarding children’s rights. She is part of the marketing department and takes care of the brand development on a national level. Annetjie is further responsible for compliance and reporting initiatives. She is involved with substantial research activities relating to the property market and property investment and communicates interesting and relevant facts to her clients and the media, conducts Legal Updates for banks and estate agents. Her knowledge and insurmountable experience in the property market and connections with key roleplayers in the property industry makes her an invaluable ally to any property investor.

Thought of the Week | Gas Installations in Sectional Title Schemes

Whether for cost saving, load-shedding or culinary preferences, gas stoves and other gas appliances have become the “in” thing in South Africa of late.

Our legislature took note of the increase in these installations and in 2009, amended regulations to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to oblige homeowners to ensure that they have a Certificate of Conformity when a gas appliance with permanent LP Gas cylinders is installed on the property. When the property is sold, certain additional measures must be adhered to.

Owners of units in sectional title schemes often query whether they may install a gas installation on common property (ie, those areas in the scheme owned jointly by all owners) or in their own units.

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