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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

CCT: Registration Time for Estatge Agents and Auctioneers

MEDIA RELEASE
NO. 473 / 2010
21 JUNE 2010

The City of Cape Town wishes to remind all estate agents and auctioneers that, from 01 July, they will again be required to register individually with the municipality for permission to display property marketing boards and directional signage on City-owned property.

For the 2010/2011 financial year, each agent will be required to pay an annual registration fee of R628.40 and a display fee of R751.60 (including VAT) for their six permit stickers for the 2010/2011 financial year.

Upon registration, the City will issue six permit stickers per agent for the year, thus limiting the number of directional ‘show house’ signs allowed on City-owned property. During the past year, directional boards found with photocopied or counterfeit permit stickers were removed. The By-law does, however, make provision for the withdrawal of permits and the City will prosecute any agent or auctioneer who uses fraudulent stickers.

Each sticker, which is uniquely numbered, must be displayed on any directional board for the duration of the year. Faded or damaged stickers will be replaced at no cost on production of the originals.

The standard conditions for directional boards still apply. Signs displayed on the private property being marketed, and not exceeding 0.3m², will not require permit stickers.

Agents can register and obtain their six permit stickers at the following offices:
• Cape Town – Media City, 2nd Floor, cnr Hertzog Boulevard and Heerengracht
• South Peninsula – Plessey Building, 3 Victoria Road, cnr
• Main Road, Plumstead
• Kraaifontein - Civic Centre, Brighton Road
• Helderberg - cnr Fagan Street and Main Road, Strand

There are also satellite offices for dropping off and collecting applications:
• Blaauwberg office – Millpark Centre, Koeberg Road, Milnerton
• Athlone office – cnr Aden Avenue and George Street, Athlone
• Khayelitsha office - Stocks and Stocks Block E, Cnr Ntlazane and Ntlakohlaza streets, Khayelitsha
• Parow Civic Centre – Voortrekker Road.

Applications left at these offices will be sent to the Civic Centre for processing and then returned for collection.

Registration forms are available at all municipal offices. For electronic copies, e-mail Heloise.jacobs@capetown.gov.za or phone 021 400-6525.

Notwithstanding the above, the City is prepared to grant an extension until 31 July 2010 so that estate agents and auctioneers can submit their applications for registration and pay their permit sticker fees.

However, this extension comes with a caution that directional boards may only be displayed if they have original permit stickers attached, and they must still comply with all of the By-law rules for display during the extension period. Enforcement for all contraventions will still be enforced and charged for.


END

ISSUED BY: COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT, CITY OF CAPE TOWN

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
DEBBIE EVANS, CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OFFICER
TEL: 021 400 6531 CELL: 084 222 1220

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