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Valid fining rules in sectional title schemes

By Paddocks Sectional title schemes all have conduct rules that owners and other occupiers must obey. It makes sense that the sharing of space and facilities is regulated. The Sectional … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Trustees squander scheme money

By Paddocks An owner in a sectional title scheme objected to the idea of the body corporate building up a large cash reserve that the trustees could just squander. It … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Top 5 tips for first time sectional title trustees

By Paddocks The trustees in sectional title schemes are elected at the annual general meeting (“AGM”) and very often the same people are elected year after year. Even if new … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bodies corporate need to budget for the education and training of the trustees

By Paddocks Trustees in sectional title schemes have many powers and duties as set out in the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, 8 of 2011 (“the STSM Act”). These powers … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Ways to increase income in your body corporate

By Paddocks Although a body corporate should not have “making a profit” as their primary function, it is notable that the trustees are tasked with doing all things reasonably necessary … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Approval of a ten year maintenance plan for sectional title

By Anton Kelly As you may know by now, the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, 8 of 2011 (the Act) requires all sectional title schemes to have a separate reserve … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Amendment of rules by body corporate

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham The previous articles titled “Substitution of the prescribed rules by the developer” and “Substitution of the prescribed rules by the body corporate” addressed the process … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Levy clearance

By Zerlinda van der Merwe When a body corporate finds itself in a position where members are in arrears with their levies, contributions and other amounts as raised on their … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Legal nature of exclusive use rights

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham In terms of section 2(c) of the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 (“the Act”), all the owners of sections in a scheme own all … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Levy statements in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham I was inspired to write this article after reading a recent post on the Paddocks Facebook page. The questions which arise from this post are … Continue reading

August 17, 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 Community Schemes Ombud Service

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham As the Regulations are currently with Parliament, it is hoped that they will be signed during the course of this year. It is for this … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

In Defence of Managing Agents

By Jennifer Paddock Managing Agent. Now there’s a job I don’t want to do again. Why? It’s (insert expletive here) hard!   It’s a job that requires a person to … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 19 Comments

Can the Trustees Disconnect My Electricity?

Carryn Durham, who manages the Paddocks Consulting Team, is a featured property-law expert on Property24. She recently answered a reader question about whether the trustees of a body corporate are … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 11 Comments
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