Show house board permit renewals due
CAPE Town estate agents and auctioneers are reminded that they need to register individually for permission to use show house boards and directional signage to advertise properties on show, says Annette Evans, regional manager of the Institute of Estate Agents of SA’s Western Cape branch.
Annual registration takes place until July 31 for all agents and interns. It’s a new legal requirement for all those who transact with the City of Cape Town to provide their business partner (BP) number – which can be found on their rates accounts. If, however, agents don’t have BP numbers they can provide a copy of their identity document and the city will create a BP number. Interns need to supply the city with the BP number of their principal in order to get their permits.
Each agent receives six permit stickers for the year on approval of their application. Any boards found to have photocopied or fake permit stickers on them will be removed. Agents are warned that the city can prosecute any agent who uses fraudulent stickers, says Evans. New registrations cost R1 919 for the year and reregistrations cost R1 207.30. Applications can be made at local municipality offices, and registration forms are available at all municipal offices. For electronic copies, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. za or call 021 400 6611.
“Agents are advised to take with them to the municipality offices, their current fidelity fund certificate (FFC), proof of ID ( BP number), proof of address, in hard copy form and electronically, saved as individual files onto a USB stick, to speed up the process,” says Evans.