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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

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

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

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 · 7 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

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

Domicilium citandi et executandi

By Anton Kelly Wikipedia gives the literal translation of this Latin term as, “house for summoning and upkeep”. The common translation in South Africa is, “service address”. A property owner’s … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

So who makes the rules in your HOA?

By Anton Kelly Those who know a little about sectional title schemes understand that they all have rules. There are management rules and conduct rules and it is the owners … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Access for disabled persons in sectional title schemes

By Anton Kelly No one may erect a building without the approval of the local municipality, and the municipality will only approve a building plan if it complies with the … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Electronic communication in community schemes

By Anton Kelly A reality in the management of community schemes these days is the use of electronic communication methods between members and the governing body of the scheme – … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Water leaks in sectional title schemes

By Anton Kelly One of the most common problems in sectional title schemes is water leaks. Leaks are usually expensive to repair and they very often result in water damage … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

What’s in a name?

By Anton Kelly The formal name of a home owners’ association (“HOA”) can contain significant information for owners and prospective owners of properties in the development. The name of an … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The body corporate’s property

By Anton Kelly We all understand that the body corporate of a sectional title scheme does not own the common property, the common property is co-owned by the individuals who own … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Checklist for managing agent contract

By Anton Kelly It’s surprising to hear that not all sectional title schemes have a written contract with their managing agent! I guess, if there is a long-standing good relationship … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 5 Comments
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