Maintaining and repairing exclusive use areas
By Auren Freitas dos Santos We deal with a number of disputes relating to exclusive use areas in sectional title schemes. The majority of disputes involve disagreements about who is … Continue reading
How to get a sectional owner to pay for use rights, or remove unauthorised improvements.
By Graham Paddock It is not unusual for sectional title schemes to include parts of the common property that are exclusively used, improved and/or enclosed by owners, but which are … Continue reading
Responsibility to repair and replace windows and doors
By Paddocks We often get queries on who is responsible for the maintenance (including repair or replacement) of windows and doors within sectional title schemes. In this article, I will … Continue reading
Water Amendment By-Law
By Zerlinda van der Merwe Irrespective of where you live in South Africa, you are likely to have, at one time or another, encountered water restrictions and the possibility of … Continue reading
Improving your EUA – a few things to consider
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
Levies – can it be determined only according to PQ?
By Zerlinda van der Merwe In the majority of sectional title schemes, contributions towards the administrative and reserve funds of the body corporate are raised and recovered in proportion to … Continue reading
When must an owner maintain the common property?
By Anton Kelly The basic sectional title principle that the body corporate must maintain and repair the common property and owners must maintain and repair their sections is not always … Continue reading
Approval of a ten year maintenance plan for sectional title
By Anton Kelly As you may know by now, the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, 8 of 2011 (the Act) requires all sectional title schemes to have a separate reserve … Continue reading