Thinking Inside the Box

A Paddocks Sectional Title Lifestyle Blog

Ways to increase income in your body corporate

By Paddocks Although a body corporate should not have “making a profit” as their primary function, it is notable that the trustees are tasked with doing all things reasonably necessary … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

What you need to know about replacement trustees

By Paddocks It is a fact that owners can appoint another person as a proxy to attend general meetings. In contrast, trustees cannot appoint a proxy to attend trustee meetings … Continue reading

July 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Who and what is a body corporate?

By Zerlinda van der Merwe At Paddocks, we are frequently told by owners that the “body corporate” has told them to do, or not to do, something, or that they … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Learn at your leisure with self-paced UCT short courses

By Anton Kelly Among the very many benefits of the internet, one of the greatest must surely be the easy and immediate access to information and the ability to learn … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

The duties of community scheme executives

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In this article, we will be taking a look at the duties of the executives of community schemes, such as trustees and directors, as prescribed … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

When must an owner maintain the common property?

By Anton Kelly The basic sectional title principle that the body corporate must maintain and repair the common property and owners must maintain and repair their sections is not always … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

5 Questions to ask the estate agent before asking “Where do I sign?”

By Ané de Klerk When searching for an apartment to purchase, as an investment or to call home, potential buyers are often excited by 3 things: a well-maintained unit (inside … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Application for permission to keep pets in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham Some of the most contentious issues that arise in sectional title schemes start with the letter “p” and include parties, people, plants, parking, pigeons, and … Continue reading

May 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

The use of drones in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham There are many uses for remotely piloted aircraft systems (or drones) in sectional title schemes, for example for inspection of the scheme’s roof for maintenance … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Approval of a ten year maintenance plan for sectional title

By Anton Kelly As you may know by now, the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, 8 of 2011 (the Act) requires all sectional title schemes to have a separate reserve … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Electing a home owners’ association director

By Anton Kelly Because non-profit companies were dealt with in section 21 of the previously applicable Companies Act, you might still hear of home owners’ associations (HOAs) being referred to … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

You are EXCLUSIVELY invited…

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In our consulting department, it is a fact, proven over and over again, that exclusive use areas are one of the most misunderstood legal concepts … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why is the audit a problem in sectional title schemes?

By Anton Kelly Sectional title legislation requires schemes to have their annual financial statements audited and presented to the members for their consideration at a general meeting, and it must … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · 5 Comments

Do I have to buy extra common property to extend my section?

By Anton Kelly Owners in sectional title schemes are entitled, with the consent of the body corporate by special resolution, to extend the floor areas or boundaries of their sections. … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · 2 Comments
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