By Auren Freitas dos Santos Are you wondering what steps you could take to protect yourself from going down with the sinking ship that is your body corporate? A result … Continue reading
Does the CSOS have a say over the content of your HOA’s constitution or Memorandum of Incorporation?
By Ané de Klerk Section 4 of the CSOS Act, 9 of 2011 (“the Act”) makes it clear that the Community Schemes Ombud Service (“CSOS’) has a great deal of … 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 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
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 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 In our consulting department, we are often told by owners in sectional title schemes, that the reason they cannot do something they would like to … Continue reading
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
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