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Can a Body Corporate Screen Tenants?

By Jennifer Paddock Letting agents are supposed to screen potential tenants from a financial perspective (credit history and current salary) as well as a security perspective (criminal records and the … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 21 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

CheatSheet: Trustee Decisions

by Jennifer Paddock Here is a list of decisions that sectional title trustees can make on their own (please note this is not intended to be an exhaustive list): Approving … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 13 Comments

Photo Wall Ideas

by Jennifer Paddock Putting your favourite photos on the wall is a great way to celebrate the people closest to you and to remind yourself of some of your treasured … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

De-clutter Your Apartment (and Life!) by Buying Less

Don’t we all dream of living in a minimalist-inspired space where clean surfaces stand proudly bare, except perhaps for an ultra chic feature like a vase full of fresh orchids, … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Would You Like to Feature on Paddocks Blog?

Paddocks Blog – Thinking Inside the Box – has been up and running for just over 3 months now and it’s following is steadily snowballing. Just last month we had … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

Bedroom Storage Inspiration

Thinking of maximizing your bedroom storage space? Here are some of my favourite options: 1. Maximize Your Cupboard Space 2. Use the Space Under and Over Your Bed 3. Use … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Innovative Space Saving Furniture

A couch that turns into a bed, a bed that folds down from the wall, an extendable dining room table – these are pieces of space saving furniture that we’ve … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Gorgeous Combined Bathroom Laundry

If you’re short on space in your sectional title property you might consider combining two rooms in one. Introducing… the gorgeous bathroom laundry combo! The recess in the bathroom above … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

5 Benefits of Owning and Living in Sectional Title

At times I feel that there is a lot of negativity surrounding sectional title. People complaining about their neighbours, frustrated by scheme rules, unhappy with the chairman or board of … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do Individual Water Meters Save Money? Read This Case Study!

Athol Behr, the body corporate manager of Kenwyn on Sea in Ballito, shares his experience in deciding whether it’s a good idea to install individual water meters at the scheme. … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 16 Comments

Would You Manage Your Own Sectional Title Scheme?

I read an interesting article recently about self-managing community schemes in America. The author compared the decision of hiring a managing agent versus self-managing to driving an automatic versus a … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 11 Comments

Dealing with Noisy Neighbours

Living in a sectional title property often involves sharing walls with your neighbours and having people living above you, below you or even both. Noise nuisance is one of the … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 27 Comments

How to Grow Sprouts in Glass Jars

Don’t let living in a sectional title property stop you from growing your own food! With minimal effort you can grow and harvest fresh sprouts which give you a live … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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