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
Legal nature of exclusive use rights
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham In terms of section 2(c) of the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 (“the Act”), all the owners of sections in a scheme own all … Continue reading
“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
You are invited to a (gas) braai at my unit…
By Zerlinda van der Merwe Although the relevant Regulation has been around for a while, we still receive queries from owners, trustees, managing agents and estate agents as to what is … Continue reading
Getting into shape in sectional title schemes: health and fitness facilities
By Carryn Melissa Durham Over the last twenty years there has been an increased focus on health and fitness. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions made by people … Continue reading
Work Smarter, Not Harder!
By Mark Graubner, Australian Sales Manager – Mystrata A little while ago I was talking to an owner of a sectional title management business. We’ll name this guy ‘John’ for … Continue reading
Improving Communication in Community Schemes
By Prof. Graham Paddock Apart from financial stability, perhaps the second most important element in ensuring the successful operation of a community scheme is communication – how well the trustees … Continue reading
Jen’s 5 Top Tips for Managing Agencies: Keeping Your Staff and Customers Happy
By Jennifer Paddock 1. Reduce Staff Turnover – Consistency is Key for Client Retention There is a definite link between consistency of staff and client retention in sectional title management … Continue reading
Body Corporate Pecking Order
Developer Leaps tall buildings in a single bound More powerful than a locomotive Faster than a speeding bullet Water skis without a boat Debates interpretation of rules with the Dalai … Continue reading
No Quorum No Problem – Interim Resolutions
By Jennifer Paddock Getting a quorum for an AGM or SGM can be as hard as finding a sectional title scheme without a VIP (Very Impossible Person! – Ok, I … Continue reading
Save Sweet Sophie! A Case Study of Trustees Withdrawing Consent
By Carryn Melissa Durham Paddocks received a post on its Facebook wall last night which touched the Paddocks FaceBook Fans and has inspired the Paddocks team to write this blog … Continue reading
Stop Living in the Dark Ages: Online Meetings in Sectional Title
By Jennifer Paddock Everything is moving online. And many things already have. Who has time to sit in a queue at the bank and wait for a teller? No one, … Continue reading