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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

January 10, 2018 · Leave a 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

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

September 29, 2015 · 6 Comments

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

May 21, 2015 · 16 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

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

January 8, 2014 · 10 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

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

April 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

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