HOW MANY ENTRANCES ARE ON THE ESTATE?
There are two entrances to the Estate. A main gate, which is manned 24/7 and a secondary gate. The second gate has been installed and is available for residents only during the day. Access through the main gate will be limited to residents only via remote control. Visitors will only be allowed access through the main gate and on appointment with a resident.
WHAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD?
To return the area to a tranquil haven, members are required to commence construction within 2 years of the initial transfer date and must have completed construction within 1 year of commencement.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER PAYMENTS REQUIRED?
- Levy Stabilization Fund
This is a compulsory once off levy payable by the Home Owner on transfer of the erf. This payment goes to the HOA and is required in case of extraordinary or emergency expenditure of the HOA. This is currently 1% of the sales price with aminimum of R 7 520.00.
- Lifestyle Membership Fee
This is a compulsory once off payment required from Home Owner on transfer of their erf. This payment is R29 000 plus VAT and is chiefly to cover the cost of the Lifestyle facilities. This amount is payable to Easternberry & Associates trust account.
The Msunduzi municipality levies rates directly to homeowners.
HOW ARE SERVICES OPERATED?
Each site will be connected to the Msunduzi mains by bulk meter. The HOA will invoice each homeowner individually over and above their levy.
The Main Road, Intaba Drive, has been surfaced. Secondary roads will be surfaced prior to the 1st owner levying occupation in that street.
Bulk supply is provided by Eskom. The HOA will invoice each homeowner directly over and above their levy.
Each site owner is responsible for the installation of their own septic tank and soak-away. A site specific geotechnical report must be done for each site.
WHAT ARE MONTHLY LEVIES?
Members are obligated to pay levies as stipulated by the HOA Board. Levies will be calculated as provided for in the Articles of Association. This is based on the current levy budget as attached for 2016/7 of R2 180.00.
WHAT SECURITY IS IN PLACE?
- 5km of Single Strand Electric fence 2.4m high (All provided with double fence posts and crisscrossed strands to aid detection)
- 3km of Single Strand Electric fence 3.0m high (All provided with double fence posts and crisscrossed strands to aid detection)
- Zoned detection of 330m to pinpoint access violation.
- Relevant monitoring equipment
- CCTV Cameras at the main entrance.
- Access Controlled
- Additional 8km weld mesh and single strand electric fence. (All provided with double fence posts and crisscrossed strands to aid detection)
WHAT IS THE DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURE?
To ensure that the Intaba Ridge is developed to achieve the goals listed in the introduction and to protect the homeowner's investment, a simple development procedure has been designed. Virtual Architects and Sagnelli Architects are the appointed lead architect and no other architects may be used without the written consent of HOA. All Engineers used must be registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa. The Design Review Committee, established by the Home Owners Association, is responsible for the review and approval of all building, alteration and landscaping plans. The development procedure is laid out in detail in the Intaba Ridge Development Manual.
WHAT IS THE LEGAL STRUCTURE OF THE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION (HOA)?
All property owners are obligated to be members of the Intaba Ridge Home Owners Association (HOA). This association is the entity through which property owners manage the Estate and common issues. The Home Owners Association is a company incorporated under section 21 of the Companies Act (association not for gain). The Association is governed by the Companies Act as well as its Articles of Association. The members voting rights are more fully detailed in the Articles of Association but in essence each property owner has one vote for every property that Member owns. The Members may elect directors and empower them to manage the Estates affairs on their behalf.
IS HOA MEMBERSHIP COMPULSORY?
Every property owner is obliged in terms of the property sale agreement to become a member of the HOA. Members may only resign their membership on sale of their property. In this regard, a Member must advise the HOA in writing within 21 days of the sale of the Members property and the acceptability of the Purchaser must be approved in writing by the HOA.
DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD:
- The HOA Articles of Association
- Memorandum Of Agreement Of Purchase And Sale
- The Rules of Conduct as set down by the HOA from time to time. These Rules of Conduct are set by the Members through the HOA and are for the Members benefit. They may be changed by the Members as laid down in the Articles of Association. The Member is also obliged to ensure that all persons using, servicing or visiting his property must comply with the above.
- The Environmental Management Plan
- The Development Manual
- The Members of the Equestrian Centre must comply with the Equestrian Center Conduct rules