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Category Archives: Inspiration

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

December 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

“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

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

July 22, 2015 · 14 Comments

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

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Great Idea: Pre-purchase Reports for Sectional Title Properties

By Jennifer Paddock As many of you know, I spent a few years living in Australia and working in Strata (Sectional) Title there. In Australia, when a person is looking … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 8 Comments

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

June 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

May 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

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

May 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

March 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Online Review Site for Sectional Title Industry

By Jennifer Paddock According to a survey from Dimensional Research a staggering 90% of consumers say buying decisions are influenced by online reviews. When one considers the popularity of websites … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 20 Comments

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

January 8, 2014 · 10 Comments

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

January 7, 2014 · 19 Comments

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

October 25, 2013 · 5 Comments
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