Thinking Inside the Box

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Top 5 tips for first time sectional title trustees

By Paddocks The trustees in sectional title schemes are elected at the annual general meeting (“AGM”) and very often the same people are elected year after year. Even if new … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Improving your EUA – a few things to consider

By Zerlinda van der Merwe There is a common misconception amongst owners in sectional title schemes that they have the right to do anything to their exclusive use areas (“EUA’s”), … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Trustees and their powers

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In our consulting department, we are often told by owners in sectional title schemes, that the reason they cannot do something they would like to … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bodies corporate need to budget for the education and training of the trustees

By Paddocks Trustees in sectional title schemes have many powers and duties as set out in the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, 8 of 2011 (“the STSM Act”). These powers … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Levies – can it be determined only according to PQ?

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In the majority of sectional title schemes, contributions towards the administrative and reserve funds of the body corporate are raised and recovered in proportion to … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

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
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