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February 10, 2016

My body corporate has disconnected my electricity!



Q
Please can you kindly advise me on how I can challenge the body corporate to stop the process of disconnecting electricity.

The electricity at our complex is pre-paid.

A
As regards your query, first and foremost you must check the Management and Conduct Rules of the scheme to ensure that the Rules do not give the Body Corporate the right to terminate the electricity supply to your section if you are in arrears with your levy.

Secondly you must bear in mind that notwithstanding that you have a prepaid meter there is still a portion of electricity that you are not paying, i.e. the electricity consumed on common property that you are responsible for by virtue of the participation quota of your unit.

Would it not be more worthwhile for you to make an arrangement to pay the arrear levies due to the Body Corporate in respect of your unit?

Answer provided by Karen Bleijs, a sectional title expert.


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