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1. What makes De Plattekloof different?

It is an approved, environmentally integrated urban retirement lifestyle estate with facilities aimed at the active senior and those needing specialised care.

2. How many units are going to be developed in total on the estate?

There will be approximately 57 houses, 98 independent living apartment units and 114 assisted living suites.

4. Who is financing the development?

Arun (Pty) Ltd and Old Mutual

5. What are the average sizes of the properties?

The sectional title apartment properties range between 35m² – 150m². The sectional title individual properties range between 180 m² – 300m².

6. What about service and property maintenance for absent owners?

Yes, there will be services available for absent owners.

7. What other facilities will be on offer on & around the estate?

Various activities such as golf, birding, bowls, swimming, jogging trail, cycling, nature trail, gym, shopping malls will be available for residents.

8. What about children and general family?

The De Plattekloof estate was conceptualized for active seniors with the family in mind.

9. Are there any hospitals in the nearby area?

Yes. There are excellent private hospitals namely Panorama Mediclinic and N1 City Hospital in the Plattekloof area.

10. Is De Plattekloof environmentally sensitive?

Yes, it also employs a dedicated environmentalist who works on the project team.

11. Security on the estate?

The security at De Plattekloof is of the highest standards to ensure resident’s safety. Systems like controlled access and roving guards within an enclosed perimeter are but a few examples. Please see our security section on the website for a comprehensive list.

12. Where do you get your water for the residential homes?

Potable water is provided as with all the other services, i.e. electrical and sewerage, via the local municipal services network.

13. Will I be able to rent it out?

Yes, but certain conditions apply. Please refer to the house rules for more information.

14. Are there any additional costs?

The only additional costs are the costs for conveyances and bond registration.

15. What is the payment schedule?

Residential plots 10% deposit with guarantees or bond approval, with the balance payable on registration of transfer.

16. What rates and taxes will I pay?

The formula for the calculation of municipal rates and taxes is as follows:
Estimated Monthly Rates = Sales Price less R200,000 x 0.0063970 / 365 x 30 days

17. What will my monthly levy be?

The levy will be dependent on the specific property you purchase as will be reflected in the Deed of Sale, and is reviewed each year on 1 March.

18. What does the levy cover?

The levy covers Primary Healthcare Services for all, security, maintenance of public areas as well as estate management and administration and more. Please refer to Annexure “E” for comprehensive detail of what the levies include.

19. When do the owners start contributing to the levies?

Levies are payable from the date of transfer.

20. Who will design and build my house?

The De Plattekloof design centre provides a professional architectural service, which includes building design, sketch design, municipal approval drawings, full documentation and specification and also building supervision. We believe that the the nominated contractor and contracted arthitect – TV3  will be able to provide a professional service to purchasers.

21. May I use my own architect?

No, as there is an aesthetic manual to be managed.

22. What are the basic architectural guidelines?

The basic architectural guideline is the Cape vernacular style.

23. Who are the conveyancing attorneys?

The Conveyance Attorneys are: Van der Spuy Attorneys.

25. Who designed De Plattekloof?

It has been a collaboration between Arun Holdings, TV 3 the architects, and nominated operator.

26. Will children be allowed to visit De Plattekloof?

Yes, children are permitted on the estate but please review rule 7 of the Conduct Rules, which states that owners/residents shall ensure that their visitors (whether children grandchildren or otherwise) do not make or cause undue noise that creates a disturbance, including the loud playing of any musical instrument, radios, record players, compact disc players, television sets and videos.

27. Who is the estate's dedicated healthcare provider?

Medwell SA has been appointed as De Plattekloof’s dedicated healthcare provider. With more than 20 years’ experience, Medwell SA provides managed home healthcare services in the comfort of patients’ own homes to sustain independent living for as long as possible. De Plattekloof’s on-site healthcare facility will provide 24-hour nursing, clinic and other services.