- COJ’s updated Credit Control and Debt Collection Policy
It is available on the website at http://www.joburg.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=114&catid=72&id=647&lang=en&view=article.
Please note that it is substantially different in several respects to the old policy. It is currently being enforced.
- Change to eviction procedure (note from Ramon Pereira)
Please note that there is now an extra step in the eviction process which requires police clearance or approval before the eviction can be proceeded with. We are advised that the process is as follows:
- The sheriff must provide a copy of the order to the local police;
- The local police will then submit the order to the legal department of the SAPS;
- The legal department at the SAPS will then submit the order to the Court which granted the order to confirm the order was legitimately granted; and
- The Court will then confirm the order to the legal department who in turn will confirm the order to the local police and/or sheriff.
We are not sure whether this will add more time to the process seeing that generally the eviction is only allowed 30 days after the order has been granted (during which time this step can be dealt with) but this must be done before the actual eviction is proceeded with.
Chantelle Gladwin BA LLB (Rhodes) LLM (UNISA) (Notary) (Conveyancer)
Registered Tax Practitioner: PR-BD681C0
Schindlers Attorneys, Conveyancers & Notaries
Tel: +27(11) 448-9600