Once a property owner’s account has been in arrears for an unacceptable period despite reasonable attempts by the Trustees to recover the debt, the account will be handed over to attorneys for collection. The additional costs including attorney’s fees incurred in collecting the debt is, in terms of the constitution, payable by the property owner. In extreme cases a property can be attached in order to recover the debt.
There is also a title deed condition that requires a property owner to obtain clearance from the BBMPOA before a property can be sold and transferred.
Clearance will only be given where there are no outstanding amounts owing to the BBMPOA.