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Do I have to buy extra common property to extend my section?

By Anton Kelly Owners in sectional title schemes are entitled, with the consent of the body corporate by special resolution, to extend the floor areas or boundaries of their sections. … Continue reading

February 21, 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 · 10 Comments

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

Lease agreements in sectional title schemes

By Zerlinda van der Merwe While the body corporate is not involved in the legal relationship between an owner, as a member of the body corporate and landlord of a … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · 3 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

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

Illegal and uncontrolled extensions of sections

By Anton Kelly A common problem in sectional title schemes is owners who illegally extend their sections. Probably the most typical example is enclosing patios, but often illegal extensions encroach onto … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 6 Comments

Appearance restrictions in community schemes

By Anton Kelly Property owners in homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and sectional title schemes often run foul of seemingly draconian rules that limit or completely remove their freedom to decide on the … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment
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