After buying a plot, I would like to know who is responsible for the problem that part of the dwelling which was constructed encroaches on property owned by the local municipality.
The plot was purchased from a developer, who contracted a builder to construct the house.
Soon after taking occupation, I received a letter advising me of the situation that a portion of the building encroached onto municipal property.
As I was neither the developer nor the builder, I would like to know who is responsible for this situation as the builder’s company was deregistered years ago and the builder is nowhere to be found.
The municipality is prepared to allow me to purchase the piece of land on which the offending section of building sits, but this means someone will have to carry the cost of rerouting cabling running through the property.
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