Is my home owners’ association a non-profit company or common law association and what does that mean?
By Ané de Klerk All home owners’ association (“HOAs”) can be split into two categories: common law associations and non-profit companies. While all HOAs share some similarities, their different legal … Continue reading
By Paddocks Since the introduction of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”) on 7 October 2016, within 10 days of obtaining the required member approval … Continue reading
Is your estate’s security being well managed? In this blog post, find out seven tips that you can set in place in your home owners’ association to effectively manage your security processes.
By Ané de Klerk Finding good samaritans to selflessly offer their time to serve their body corporate as trustees can be tough. On the flip side of the coin, some … Continue reading
By Paddocks One rule has come to the forefront recently with the legalisation of the use of cannabis within the home. As from 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court’s ruling … Continue reading
By Ané de Klerk Home owners’ associations (commonly referred to simply as “HOAs”) are becoming ever more popular each year. These community schemes, consisting of individual properties, which are exclusively … Continue reading
By Ané de Klerk One of the biggest headaches of community scheme management has to be dealing with the collection of arrear levies. Recovering money from those who have fallen … 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
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
By Paddocks Sectional title schemes all have conduct rules that owners and other occupiers must obey. It makes sense that the sharing of space and facilities is regulated. The Sectional … Continue reading
By Paddocks An owner in a sectional title scheme objected to the idea of the body corporate building up a large cash reserve that the trustees could just squander. It … Continue reading
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
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