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A Great Idea: Pre-purchase Reports for Sectional Title Properties

By Jennifer Paddock As many of you know, I spent a few years living in Australia and working in Strata (Sectional) Title there. In Australia, when a person is looking … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 8 Comments

Warring Neighbours in a Sectional Title Duet

By Prof. Graham Paddock The term ‘duet’ normally suggests cooperation and harmony, but in the world of sectional title, it has a less appealing connotation. I read with interest the … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Must an Owner Pay for a New Exclusive Use Right?

By Prof. Graham Paddock Owners and trustees in sectional schemes regularly enquire whether the body corporate can charge money for the grant of exclusive use rights. Typically, the common property … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Chairpersons in Sectional Title: What You Need to Know

By Jennifer Paddock In sectional title schemes the chairperson can be mistaken for (or decide to be) “the king of the castle”. But although a committed chairperson may well work … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 13 Comments

The Theft of Funds from Sectional Title Schemes: Managing Agency Malfeasance

  By Prof. Paddock According to a recent Personal Finance report, the Estate Agency Affairs Board is dealing with another theft by a managing agent, this being the most recent … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 24 Comments

Liability for Levies When a Unit Changes Hands

By Jennifer Paddock Ordinary Levies The situation with ordinary/general levies is straightforward as it is catered for the Sectional Titles Act (the Act). Once the trustees have raised an ordinary … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 11 Comments

10 Questions Trustees Should Ask Before Approving Owner Changes to Common Property

By Jennifer Paddock In this post I recommend 10 questions the trustees should consider when an owner is seeking permission to permanently alter the common property. If an owner indicates … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 11 Comments

Work Smarter, Not Harder!

By Mark Graubner, Australian Sales Manager – Mystrata   A little while ago I was talking to an owner of a sectional title management business.  We’ll name this guy ‘John’ for … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Distinguishing between Luxurious and Non-Luxurious Improvements to Common Property

By Jennifer Paddock In a recent post I dealt with how luxurious and non-luxurious improvements to the common property need to be authorized. In this post I look at how … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 11 Comments

Authorising Luxurious and Non-Luxurious Improvements to Common Property

By Jennifer Paddock Prescribed Management Rule 33 provides different procedures and consent levels for authorizing luxurious and non-luxurious improvements to the common property in a sectional title scheme.   Luxurious … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

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