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Who and what is a body corporate?

By Zerlinda van der Merwe At Paddocks, we are frequently told by owners that the “body corporate” has told them to do, or not to do, something, or that they … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

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 · Leave a comment

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

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

For the record: body corporate responsibilities

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham Administering a sectional title scheme can involve some major paper pushing. The trustees have a duty to maintain the records on behalf of the body … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · 10 Comments

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

What does it mean for a trustee to be of unsound mind?

By Carryn Melissa Durham I was inspired to write this blog article after reading a recent post on the Paddocks Facebook page. What does the legislation say in this regard? Prescribed … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Responsibility to repair and replace windows and doors

By Carryn Melissa Durham I 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 … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 30 Comments

You are invited to a (gas) braai at my unit…

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Although the relevant Regulation has been around for a while, we still receive queries from owners, trustees, managing agents and estate agents as to what is … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 14 Comments

Time line, from budget to levies

By Anton Kelly An argument was made the other day about which financial year’s budget is approved at the AGM. Here is a time line and the relevant provisions that explain … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

Body Corporate Pecking Order

Developer Leaps tall buildings in a single bound More powerful than a locomotive Faster than a speeding bullet Water skis without a boat Debates interpretation of rules with the Dalai … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Can Sectional Title Trustees be Paid?

By Jennifer Paddock The position of a sectional title trustee is a voluntary and often thankless one. Dedicated trustees put a lot of their free time and a mountain of … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 19 Comments

Can a Body Corporate Screen Tenants?

By Jennifer Paddock Letting agents are supposed to screen potential tenants from a financial perspective (credit history and current salary) as well as a security perspective (criminal records and the … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 19 Comments
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