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Can an Owner Run a Business From Home in Sectional Title?

By Carryn Mellisa Durham A question that pops up again and again for the Paddocks team is: Can an owner run a business from his section in a sectional title … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 11 Comments

Jen’s 5 Top Tips for Managing Agencies: Keeping Your Staff and Customers Happy

By Jennifer Paddock 1. Reduce Staff Turnover – Consistency is Key for Client Retention There is a definite link between consistency of staff and client retention in sectional title management … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Building on an Exclusive Use Area: Extension vs Improvement

By Carryn Melissa Durham   Paddocks received a question on its Facebook wall last week, which has inspired this blog post. Caroll Meiring wrote: This question got me thinking…   … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 42 Comments

Special Resolutions by Email – Q&A

By Jennifer Paddock One of my readers recently asked me a question relating to proposed special resolutions being sent out using email which I thought I’d share with you: Question: … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 5 Comments

Community Scheme Ombud Service – An Overview

An overview of the ‘CSOS’ by Prof. Graham Paddock of Paddocks, the Consultants to the Government on the legislation: The Community Scheme Ombud Service Act, No. 9 of 2011 (“the … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 32 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

Online Review Site for Sectional Title Industry

By Jennifer Paddock According to a survey from Dimensional Research a staggering 90% of consumers say buying decisions are influenced by online reviews. When one considers the popularity of websites … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 20 Comments

How to Remove the Chairperson of a Body Corporate

By Jennifer Paddock Here at Paddocks we get this question often. It goes something like this: Question: I would like to know the correct procedure for removing a chairperson and … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 19 Comments

Levy Collections in Sectional Title Schemes

By Jennifer Paddock I’ve been writing articles about sectional title for a long time now – this will be my 8th year. And my memory is not that amazing! So … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Special Resolution Loophole

By Jennifer Paddock Most people think that passing a special resolution requires 75% of all owners to agree to the resolution. Not necessarily true. If you’re not sure what the … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 6 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

The Carrot and Stick Approach: Early Levy Payment Discounts

By Professor Graham Paddock “Carrot and Stick Approach” is a term used to refer to a policy of both offering a reward and threatening a punishment to persuade a person … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 7 Comments

Reserve Funds – What You Need to Know

By Jennifer Paddock Once the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act comes into force Reserve Funds for bodies corporate will be mandatory and the Minister will prescribe mandatory minimum amounts… This … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 18 Comments

Trustees Meetings – The Law Around Notice and Attendance

By Jennifer Paddock Notice of a trustees meeting must, in principle, be given to all persons entitled to attend that meeting. The persons entitled to attend a meeting of trustees … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 20 Comments

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