Maintaining and repairing exclusive use areas
By Auren Freitas dos Santos We deal with a number of disputes relating to exclusive use areas in sectional title schemes. The majority of disputes involve disagreements about who is … Continue reading
How to get a sectional owner to pay for use rights, or remove unauthorised improvements.
By Graham Paddock It is not unusual for sectional title schemes to include parts of the common property that are exclusively used, improved and/or enclosed by owners, but which are … Continue reading
Creating parking bays in your scheme
By Ané de Klerk Record shows that the number of registered vehicles in South Africa has doubled in the past 20 years. With more than 12 million registered vehicles on … Continue reading
By Paddocks We often categorise the issues we experience in sectional title schemes as the “3 ‘P’s’ of sectional title living”, namely pets, parking and people, which are more often … Continue reading
Enclosures and decks – section extensions or not?
By Paddocks The Sectional Titles Act, 95 of 1986 (“the STA”) defines a section as an area shown as a section in the sectional plan for that scheme. The STA … Continue reading
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
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
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
Exclusive use in sectional title schemes – benefit or burden?
By Anton Kelly The concept of exclusive use is unique to sectional title schemes. It means that although all owners own all the common property in undivided shares, they can … Continue reading