What can I do about incorrect municipal accounts?
A recent case is illustrative of the dysfunction of and failure by a municipality to take responsibility for its accounts. In this case transfer of the property had taken place, yet the new owner kept on receiving accounts which were not it’s to pay. At long last it brought an application to compel the municipality to amend its records.
Instead of simply complying, the municipality threw up a host of excuses, defenses and the like. The court order was eventually given against the municipality; one wonders why the officials concerned took the long route rather than merely complying with their obligation to provide proper accounts.
Canton Trading ECD case 3717/13