By Auren Freitas dos Santos On the 23rd of June 2020, the Community Schemes Ombud Service issued a notice providing clarity on body corporate and trustee meetings during level three … Continue reading
By Ané de Klerk Once a body corporate has passed the relevant resolutions, submitted their amended rules to the Community Schemes Ombud Service and received that all-important certificate of approval … Continue reading
By Graham Paddock Trustees often ask: ‘Must sectional title bodies corporate comply with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation?’ The answer is ‘no’, unless they directly employ a worker. Under … Continue reading
By Auren Freitas dos Santos One of the most important functions of a body corporate is to insure the scheme’s buildings. This function requires the body corporate to insure all … Continue reading
By Graham Paddock The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, 2011 and its prescribed rules, do not allow individual trustees to appoint proxies to represent them at trustee meetings. However, the … Continue reading
By Ané de Klerk One of the most challenging aspects of managing sectional title schemes, has to be the widespread lack of engagement by owners. Whilst some schemes are spoilt … Continue reading
By Graham Paddock The Property Practitioners Bill was first proposed in 2013. Parliament has now adopted the latest version (reference B21-2018). The next step is for the President to sign … Continue reading
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 Graham Paddock Budgeting is not an exact science. This article will concentrate on the various processes the trustees can follow when they find that they don’t have enough money … Continue reading
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.