Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: Pretoria Res | 2013/01/09 Buying a stand How long do you have to build after buying a stand in an estate? Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question 2 Our users say: Posted by: Amasi | 2013/01/10 Tanya''s answer is correct.In layman''s terms, when an estate is developed (by developer), there are certain rules that apply. Some of them I think are crazy and aimed to make a house look like Stepford in Stepford Wives (drive into any estate you will see houses that look exactly the same).These rules includes issues like building should commence within 5 years after the estate is approved (forgot the term), once you start building you should finish within 18 months of starting.If you are buying 2yrs after that " approval" you have 3 yrs to start building. If you dont build within that time, there will be penalty in the levies as " your land is getting value because of our houses" .So, get the rules from your owners'' association and find out what are the rules in that estate.Oh, whilst at it. I remember reading somewhere that municipal rates are very high if you didn''t build.716aou Reply to Amasi Posted by: Tanya | 2013/01/09 Find out from the developer Reply to Tanya Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions fibromyalgia Worried about what, I don’t know Death Is my 4 year old allergic to elastane Stress and STI symptoms Is my 4 year old allergic to elastane Death fibromyalgia Milo or Horlicks Need clarity Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? Parental responsibilities My fiance and her 13 year old son Am I wrong Not sure what to do about this situation advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!