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Category Archives: Gardening

Are the rules and architectural guidelines in your HOA binding?

Despite the fundamental governance documentation for home owners’ associations (HOAs), almost all HOAs have additional documentation that restricts the way members can use their properties, conduct rules and architectural and landscaping guidelines being the most common. The question could be, though, are rules and architectural guidelines binding on HOA members?

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November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Installing a borehole in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham With the load shedding and interrupted electricity supply last year, Paddocks was inundated with queries on how bodies corporate could install generators in their schemes. … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 5 Comments

Conserving water in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham March, 22nd is World Water Day! Low dam levels and droughts have been an issue for most of the provinces in South Africa over the … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Servitudes

By Zerlinda van der Merwe What is a servitude? Servitudes are limited real rights, that give the holder certain defined and limited rights of use and enjoyment over someone else’s … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Responsibility for boundary walls and fences

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Boundary walls and fences designate the dividing line where one property ends and another begins, and further designates the responsibility relating to these properties. Without … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

The body corporate’s property

By Anton Kelly We all understand that the body corporate of a sectional title scheme does not own the common property, the common property is co-owned by the individuals who own … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

“You’re blocking my view!” – Do you have the right to a view?

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Is there a building, structure or tree in your scheme that is obstructing your view of Table Mountain, the ocean, or the banks of the … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 6 Comments

Appearance restrictions in community schemes

By Anton Kelly Property owners in homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and sectional title schemes often run foul of seemingly draconian rules that limit or completely remove their freedom to decide on the … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

How to Grow Sprouts in Glass Jars

Don’t let living in a sectional title property stop you from growing your own food! With minimal effort you can grow and harvest fresh sprouts which give you a live … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eat Fresh Tomatoes Straight From Your Balcony

Love tomatoes but don’t have your own garden? Just because you live in a sectional title property doesn’t mean you can’t be an organic farmer… You can grow food on … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Create a Windowsill Herb Garden

Those of us with green fingers who live in a sectional title property can feel frustrated, as we often don’t have our own garden. A windowsill herb garden is a … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 3 Comments
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