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
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 Paddocks One rule has come to the forefront recently with the legalisation of the use of cannabis within the home. As from 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court’s ruling … Continue reading
By Ané de Klerk Home owners’ associations (commonly referred to simply as “HOAs”) are becoming ever more popular each year. These community schemes, consisting of individual properties, which are exclusively … 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 Finding a suitable tenant to rent investment units in sectional title is becoming increasingly difficult. Credit checks, phone calls to previous landlords and checking for criminal records may … Continue reading
By Paddocks We often categorise the issues we experience in sectional title schemes as the “3 ‘P’s’ of sectional title living”, namely pets, parking and people, which are more often … Continue reading
By Paddocks The Sectional Titles Act, 95 of 1986 (“the STA”) defines a section as an area shown as a section in the sectional plan for that scheme. The STA … Continue reading
By Paddocks There are various factors that can make management of a sectional title scheme difficult but fighting among owners and trustees is one of the more unpleasant. The end … Continue reading