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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 01:21
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Invasive species such as the pom pom weed can legally obstruct the sale of a property.

The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA) warns that regulations relating to invasive species require the seller of property to inform the purchaser of invasive species on the land.

These regulations apply to all properties, whether industrial or domestic. The seller needs to complete a declaration of invasive species form. Any person who is in control of land has to submit this form.

This also applies to the rezoning of properties.

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Before a sale can take place, a copy of the form has to be lodged with the compliancy officer, Biosecurity Services, Department of Environmental Affairs.

A total of 559 species are on the national list of invasive species which need to be controlled in South Africa. These invasive species are managed by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) under the National Environmental Management Biodiversity (NEMBA) Act 10 of 2004. 

The alien and invasive species regulations for this act were published on 1 August 2014 and put into effect on 1 October 2014.

The lists of invasive species are available at www.invasives.org.za.


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