Heritage Estate

Heritage Estate consists of 4 phases

• The Firs – 28 simplex units including 2 Heritage Cottages
• The Oaks phase 1 – Blocks 1,2,3 and 4; 32 apartment units; ranging from 1 bed/1 bath to 3 bed/2 bath
• The Oaks Phase 2 – Blocks 5,6,7 and 8; 32 apartment units; ranging from 2 bed/I bath or 2 bed/2 bath
• The Oaks phase 3 – Blocks 9,10 and 11; 34 apartments; ranging from 1 bed/1 bath to 3 bed/2 bath

Transfer and occupation

The Firs and Oaks 1 were occupied and transferred in December 2017. The Oaks Phase 2 was transferred in November 2018 and we are expecting The Oaks Phase 3 mid July 2019. Oaks Phase 3 has been challenging for several reasons including ground works and unforeseen logistical circumstances. Purchasers have patiently been waiting to take occupation which should start now in the last week of May for Block 11. The sectional plans have finally been submitted and purchasers will be called in to sign their transfer documentation shortly.

The Oaks – Phase 3 – Block 9,10 and 11

BLOCK 9 – 12 apartment units with lift access – 1 bed/1 bath and 3 bed/2 bath units

BLOCK 10 – 3 storey – 10 apartments (incl 2 penthouse units) with lift access  1 bed/1 bath and 3 bed/2 bath units

There are currently a few units available across the 3 phases of The Oaks starting at R 1 325 000 for a 1 bed/1 bath unit up to R 2 000 000 for a 3 bed/2 bath unit.  Please contact us should you wish further information.

Heritage Estate | The Linton – Mothers’ Day Lunch

Mothers Day Lunch was held in the Linton, in Heritage House for around 30 residents and the 3 course lunch was catered for by Reef caterers Heritage Estate and Chef Dwayne.

The origins of Mother’s Day can be traced back as far as the ancient Greeks and Romans.

The Ancients Greeks performed an annual spring festival dedicated to honouring the maternal goddesses. They honoured Rhea, the wife of Cronus, who was the mother of many deities of the Greek mythology.

The Ancient Romans also celebrated a spring festival called Hilaria. This festival was dedicated to the Cybele, a Roman mother goddess. The celebration was marked by offerings presented to the temple of Cybele which lasted for three days, and included parades, games and masquerades.

The idea of an official celebration of Mother’s Day was first suggested by activist, writer and poet Julia Ward Howe in 1872. She suggested that the 2nd of June be celebrated annually as Mother’s Day and that the day should be dedicated to peace. Her passionate appeal to woman, the famous Mother’s Day Proclamation, urged woman to rise against war. She also initiated a Mothers’ Peace Day observance on the second Sunday in June in Boston, USA, Julia’s idea spread widely but was later replaced by the Mother’s Day holiday now celebrated in May.

In South Africa, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. The most commonly used flowers on Mother’s Day is the traditional carnation. South African’s use Mother’s Day to not only thank their mothers, but also grandmothers and other mother figures in their lives.

http://www.southafricaexplorer.co.za/articles/calendar-related/mothers-day.html

Estate Living and Conduct Rules

South Africa has many different community schemes and arrangements – often with conflicting rules and responsibilities. The introduction of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (CSOSA) in October 2016 means that many of these schemes now qualify as ‘community schemes and CSOS has been established as the regulatory body to deal with complaints and disputes in community schemes and to oversee compliance and corporate governance in such schemes.

The term ‘community scheme’ refers sectional title, share block and retirement Estates, homeowners’ associations and body corporates.  In an Estate community, there are many personalities and histories and residents live close to each other and share communal areas including parking areas.

CSOS can deal with disputes regarding the administration of a an Estate if the dispute is between parties who each have a material interest in the scheme, such as executive committee members, owners, occupiers, managing agents and bondholders, and one of the parties to the dispute should either be the association or an owner or occupier.  A resident, creating a nuisance, or not adhering to the Conduct Rules would be guilty of misconduct in terms of Estate rules and the aggrieved parties can approach CSOS for relief.

Noise

A nuisance is any repeated action that materially interferes with another owner or occupier’s use and enjoyment of their private or common areas. Ie: excessive noise from a party held in a section.  Section 39(2)(a) of the CSOSA, allows for an application may be made for an order that certain behaviour or default constitutes a nuisance and will require the relevant resident to refrain from acting in that specified way.  Determining what a nuisance is though is very subjective, especially in a sectional scheme where residents live close together.

Some types of behaviour might just have to be tolerated to allow for a harmonious living environment and the controlling capacity for the Body Corporate and trustees

Pets

Heritage Estate is a pet friendly Estate – small dogs, cats and birds.  A pet behaving repeatedly in an unreasonable manner is likely to lead to a dispute.  Section 39(2)(b) of the CSOSA, states that is CSOS must be satisfied that the pet – being kept in a private section or common area,  is causing a nuisance or a hazard that is unduly interfering with someone else’s peaceful use and enjoyment of their section or common area.  An application may then be made for an order requiring the pet owner to take specified action to remedy the nuisance, hazard or interference or to remove the animal.

Exterior look

The Management and Conduct rules of most community schemes will determine that an owner will have to obtain the consent of the Heritage Estate Body Corporate to attach anything to the exterior of the buildings in the Estate.  This is to comply with the overall architectural design of the Estate and that all is in accordance with the concept.

Section 39(2)(d) of the CSOSA, states that an application may be made for a removal order of all or any articles placed by a resident on or attached to parts of a common area or a section.

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