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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

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

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

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

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

Unfinancial Owners Can’t Vote… Sometimes!

By Jennifer Paddock You’ve probably heard that if an owner of a unit in a sectional title scheme is in arrears with his levies he is not entitled to vote. … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 10 Comments

Prostitution in Sectional Title Schemes

by Jennifer Paddock In the last few weeks I’ve heard of three different sectional title schemes in Cape Town struggling with prostitutes. The severity and nature of the prostitute problems … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 9 Comments

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