Thinking Inside the Box

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Category Archives: management

Top 5 tips for first time sectional title trustees

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

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Trustees and their powers

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

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

August 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

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

May 30, 2018 · 3 Comments

Electing a home owners’ association director

By Anton Kelly Because non-profit companies were dealt with in section 21 of the previously applicable Companies Act, you might still hear of home owners’ associations (HOAs) being referred to … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

Managing agents : From appointment to cancellation

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In our consulting department, we are finding more and more self-administered community schemes which, following the change in legislation, are now requiring the services of … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · 2 Comments

What is common property?

By Dr. Carryn Melissa Durham A basic principle in sectional title schemes is that the body corporate must maintain the common property, while owners must each maintain their section. It’s … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 12 Comments

Annual financial statements and the audit

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Two of the prescribed items of business to be dealt with at a sectional title scheme’s annual general meeting, is the consideration of the annual … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Trustees? Meetings? What trustees and meetings?

By Anton Kelly “In our sectional title scheme, it seems there are no trustees, no meetings, and no input by the owners in its management. How can this be?” A … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

CSOS application for dispute resolution form

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In this article, we will take a look at the form and content of the application to be completed and submitted to the Community Schemes … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sectional Title scheme management options

By Anton Kelly There is a surprising variety of options the owners in a sectional title scheme have regarding who manages their scheme. This is especially so in small schemes, … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

Fining Rules in Home Owners’ Associations

By Carryn Melissa Durham Recently I wrote an article on Fining Rules in Sectional Title Schemes. This article will deal with the validity of a penalty rule and the validity … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Agent accreditation in community schemes

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In our consulting department, we are often instructed to review the governance documentation of community schemes, especially in light of the changes introduced by the … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

When must the body corporate pay for my repairs?

By Anton Kelly Owners in sectional title schemes often think that the body corporate is automatically responsible to repair damage to their section if the damage is the result of … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · 9 Comments

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