What power or authority do trustees hold in sectional title schemes?
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham I often answer questions on what trustees are empowered to do in exercising their functions in sectional title schemes. The powers of the trustees are … Continue reading
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
Rules restricting tenants in sectional title schemes
By Carryn Melissa Durham There are two types of owners in sectional title schemes: those who reside in their units, and those who do not. The latter are investment owners who … Continue reading
House rules in sectional title schemes
By Carryn Melissa Durham I often get asked questions about house rules. Recently a question was posted on the Paddocks Facebook page: In this blog post I will discuss the … Continue reading
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
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
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
No Quorum No Problem – Interim Resolutions
By Jennifer Paddock Getting a quorum for an AGM or SGM can be as hard as finding a sectional title scheme without a VIP (Very Impossible Person! – Ok, I … Continue reading
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
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
Children in Sectional Title
With sectional titled property often being more affordable than conventionally titled property, many newly weds and young couples are buying their first property in a sectional title scheme. You know … Continue reading