FAQ

Stands and Building:

1. How big are the stands?
All the stands on Waterlake farm is ± 1 000m²

2. What are the building styles?
There are 5 different building styles:
Westminster
Melrose
Turenne
Apiesdoring
Worton

3. What is the minimum size of a house?
A minimum of 300m₂

4. Are you allowed to use your own builder and architect?
Yes you are. Your Builder should however be registered at the NHBRC. Your architect must also be a registered architect.

5. What is going to happen with the Big Orange House?
The house is owned by the previous owner, as he did not sell the house and ± 4 hectares surrounding it to the Developer. Currently we do not know what his plans are, but whatever he decides to do, has to be approved by the Home Owners Association.

6. Is that the Clubhouse on the dam?
No, it is Private Property.


7. Will there ever be any more development on the estate?
The lay-out of Waterlake Farm can not be amended. What you see on the present General Plan is what there will be in future.

8. For how much will I be able to build a house?
Depending on the design and finishes you should be able to build at a rate of ± R 5000 per m². This may however increase as time goes by.

9. What happens if I do not start building in 4 years’ time?
At the moment a monthly penalty levy of 25% of the monthly levy applies. The HOA will review this from time to time.

10. Am I allowed to put solar panels in?
Yes, as long as they are concealed. This must show on you plans lodged for approval by the HOA. Electricity is supplied by Eskom

 

Dam and Picnic Area:

11. Are you allowed to fish in the dam?
Yes you are. On a catch and release basis, and fishing is only allowed in certain allocated areas.

12. Are Jet Ski’s allowed in the dam?
No motorized boating is allowed on the dam. Consideration is being given to allowing the
smallest electrical bass motor for fishing purposes.

13. May the picnic area be used by non-residents?
The picnic area is only to be used by owners of Waterlake Farm.

14. What river feeds the dam?
The Pienaars River

15. What kind of fish are in the dam?
Karp, Bass and Barbell. We introduced sterilized Grass Karp to keep the growth of reeds and water grass under control.

16. Where does the drinking water come from?
The water is supplied by Tshwane Council

17. Who are the developers?
Blue Horison Properties no4 (PTY) LTD

18. What is the financial position of the Home Owners Association?
The financial position is sound, as any shortage is still covered by the developer. This position is reflected in the financial statements which are available on request.

19. What wildlife is on the farm?
Impala, Springbuck, Bless buck, Water buck, Nyala, Sebra, Monkeys, Jackal, Ringtail Mongoose, Likkewaan and birdlife, including fish eagles, owls, Egyptian Goose, Ducks, Guinea fowl, Porridge etc.

 

Security

32. Is Security good?
The farm is surrounded by two fences of which the inner fence is electrified, linked to alarms, if breached. The area between the two fences is a “no go” area which is covered by cameras. The cameras also act as movement sensors activating alarms in the control room which is monitored by guards. We have a compliment of 18 guards who are based and housed on the farm. They are managed by the Security Manager who is also resident on the farm. The guards are also responsible for access control and patrol 24 hours per day.

Individual dwelling may link their private alarms and security systems with the guardhouse who can react immediately.

Rates, taxes and levy:

20. What is the levy?
R 2050.00 per month

21. What are the Rates and Taxes?
At the moment the stands are taxed at agricultural rates which are very low (± R140 pm). However when a dwelling, is erected, the standard rates are levied on the Council’s valuation.

22. What is covered by the levies?
All the budgeted running costs and maintenance, inclusive of security.

Estate living:

23. Are you allowed a four wheeler?
No.

24. I see no walls around the houses, what do you do with your dog?
No, pets are allowed as this is an estate with free roaming wild-life.

25. Am I allowed to run my business from here?
No large businesses can be run from here. One man businesses and businesses not creating traffic or parking problems may be applied for.

26. Do you have Telkom lines?
No. The Estate has conduits for Telkom. Telkom will only supply lines if the demand warrants it. Internet access to the estate is supplied by Wipronet, please visit http://www.wipronet.co.za for details.

Surroundings:

27. Where are the closest schools?
a. CVO
b. Tiger Valley
c. Tygerpoort Laerskool
d. Curro Laerskool
e. Hoërskool Curro

28. How far is the estate from Lynnwood Road?
± 11 km

Stables & Gym

29. Am I allowed to have my own horse?
Yes. An independent person runs the stables for her own account.

30. How much is a stable per month?
R 2500.00 per month for basic food, 2 x dips and daily walks to the camps

31. What are the fees for the gym?
No extra fees are payable.

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