Property Buyers FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
|Q: What is the Levy? |
|Current levy is R2 221.00 per month : The levy covers amongst other things security, road maintenance, maintenance of park and open areas, and other facilities on the estate.
|Q: When do I have to build by?|
|You have 3 years from date of first transfer to start building and 1 year to complete.
|Q: Are there building guidelines?|
|Yes, the overall theme is Farm Style, in either a traditional or contemporary interpretation. Plans are submitted to the Architectural Review Committee for approval based on these detailed guidelines.
|Q: May I use my own builder and architect?|
|Yes you may. The builder needs to be NHBRC registered and the Architect is a professional Architect.
|Q: How big may my house be?|
|The minimum size is 180m² and the maximum coverage (ground foor) is 50% of the stand size. You may build double storey as set out in the guidelines.
|Q: How big are the stands?|
|The smallest stand is 500m² and the largest stands 1500m². The average size is about 850m².
|Q: How large is the estate?|
|There are 1127 stands on 391ha of which nearly 200ha belongs to golf, open spaces, parks and dams.
|Q: Do I automatically become a member of The Els Club?|
|No. Membership is separate but Homeowners are entitled to a 50% discount as laid out in the Golf Membership documentation.
|Q: What have you done to protect the environment?|
|The estate is home to the endangered Gunnings Rock Scorpion, Giant Bullfrog, and the vulnerable African Grass Owl. We have our own water management system which recycles domestic water and sewerage for irrigation. In addition the estate boast over 2700 indigenous trees.
Should you have any further questions please ask us by sending a property sales eqnuiry.