Incorrect Municipal Accounts taken to Court!

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

Chris Coetzee


Chris Coetzee obtained the degrees BA(Cum Laude) and LLB(Cum Laude) from the North West University(then Potchefstroom University for Chistian Higher Education), during 1988 and 1990 respectively.

He was admitted as an attorney in 1994. In 1996 he was also admitted as a conveyancer.During 1999, Chris was appointed as a Notary Public. He is admitted to appear in the High Court of South Africa.

Chris is Managing Director at the firm, and mainly concentrates on Property Law, Commercial Law and High Court Litigation.

He is a long-standing member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces( now the LPC)