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Category Archives: Mindful living

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

November 21, 2018 · 3 Comments

Valid fining rules in sectional title schemes

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

November 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Alterations and renovations in sectional title schemes

By Zerlinda van der Merwe If you are an owner of a unit in a sectional title scheme, and you wish to undertake any alterations and / or renovations within … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Installing a borehole in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham With the load shedding and interrupted electricity supply last year, Paddocks was inundated with queries on how bodies corporate could install generators in their schemes. … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 5 Comments

Must the trustees send levy statements to owners in sectional title schemes?

By: Dr Carryn Melissa Durham The adoption of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”) has not altered the position that the trustees (or managing agent) … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Sectional title developers: The Surveyor-General is watching!

By Anton Kelly A small, seemingly simple addition to the regulations under the Sectional Titles Act, 95 of 1986 “the Act”, has added significant consumer protection for owners in sectional … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Duties of scheme executives

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In this article, we will be taking a look at the additional duties of (community) scheme executives, who are responsible for the administration and management … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

The body corporate’s responsibilities and duties regarding scheme rules

By Anton Kelly When talking about the rules in sectional title schemes, it’s important to understand what constitutes the rules that apply. The rules of a sectional title scheme are … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Home Owners’ Associations – What applies?

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Since the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act (“the STSMA”) and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (“the CSOSA”) came into operation on 7 October 2016, … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Parking and vehicles

By Zerlinda van der Merwe We often categorise the issues we experience in sectional title schemes as the “three ‘P’s’ of sectional title living”, namely pets, parking and people, which … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 5 Comments

Amendment of rules by body corporate

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham The previous articles titled “Substitution of the prescribed rules by the developer” and “Substitution of the prescribed rules by the body corporate” addressed the process … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

An introduction to retirement schemes

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In this article, we will be taking a look at retirement schemes which are regulated in terms of the Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 5 Comments
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