Hi we bought a property in Knysna and as we can only spend 3 months a year there we decided to ANBNB…

Hi we bought a property in Knysna and as we can only spend 3 months a year there we decided to ANBNB the property so it is not left vacant. The property is on a compound of 4 houses.  We have just received an email from the HOA of the estate stating that when we bought the property we should have been provided with a copy of the constitution which has a clause regarding short term letting, part of the clause states:

“…and/or any other similar scheme or arrangement may be conducted on the property nor shall a guesthouse or bed and breakfast be operated on the property without the prior written consent of the seller during the development period…”

There is also another clause which states:

”let his unit overnight for the period of seven (7) days unless such letting is done in accordance with the “letting pool” rules prepared by the Homeowners Association”

The email from the HOA states that we should refrain from further short term letting.

How do we stand legally on this as we were never provided with the constitution when we bought the property last year.  Can we ANBNB the property for periods of 7 days?

Regards,

Susan

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