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Share Blocks Control Act 1980 (Act No. 59 of 1980)

5A. Restriction on receipt of consideration in respect of shares before incorporation of share block company


(1) If shares in a company which is to be formed will in any manner whatsoever confer a right to or an interest in the use of immovable property, no person shall, before the company has been incorporated under the Companies Act as a share block company, receive any consideration in respect of any right to a share in the company from any person other than a person who will be a share block developer in relation to the company.


(2) The provisions of subsection (1) shall not apply to any amount paid by way of consideration as contemplated therein, which—
(a) the person so paying it entrusts to a practitioner or an estate agent in his capacity as such, to keep, for the benefit of the person entitled to the amount as such consideration, in the trust account of the practitioner or estate agent; or
(b) is paid to the person entitled thereto as such consideration if, before the payment, the person who has paid it is furnished with an irrevocable and unconditional guarantee by a bank or building society registered otherwise than provisionally or a registered insurer as defined in section 1 of the Insurance Act, 1943 (Act No. 27 of 1943), in terms of which that bank, building society or insurer undertakes to repay the said amount to the person who has paid it if the company has not been incorporated as contemplated in that subsection within a period stated in the said guarantee.


(3) If, in the circumstances contemplated in subsection (2), the person entitled to the amount as consideration becomes an insolvent before the company has been incorporated, any amount kept in a trust account in terms of paragraph (a) of that subsection or the repayment of which was guaranteed in terms of paragraph (b) of that subsection, shall immediately become payable to the person concerned who paid it as contemplated in that subsection, by the practitioner, estate agent, bank, building society or insurer concerned.