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Who and what is a body corporate?

By Zerlinda van der Merwe At Paddocks, we are frequently told by owners that the “body corporate” has told them to do, or not to do, something, or that they … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Can’t subdivide? Sectionalise! – Duet sectional title schemes

Many property owners seek to exploit the potential of their properties by adding a second dwelling or by subdividing off a portion if the property is large enough. One of the possibilities is to raise the building by one or more storeys.

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Must the trustees send levy statements to owners in sectional title schemes?

By: Dr Carryn Melissa Durham The adoption of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”) has not altered the position that the trustees (or managing agent) … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

An introduction to retirement schemes

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In this article, we will be taking a look at retirement schemes which are regulated in terms of the Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 5 Comments

Sectional Title and Occupational Health and Safety

By Zerlinda van der Merwe As a trustee or an owner in a sectional title scheme, have you appointed a contractor to undertake any work on the common property or … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Levy statements in sectional title schemes

By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham I was inspired to write this article after reading a recent post on the Paddocks Facebook page. The questions which arise from this post are … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Water leaks in sectional title schemes

By Anton Kelly One of the most common problems in sectional title schemes is water leaks. Leaks are usually expensive to repair and they very often result in water damage … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Levy collection – In light of the Sectional Titles Act, the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In this article, I will unpack the similarities and differences between the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 (“the STA”), the Sectional Titles Schemes Management … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · 10 Comments

Getting into shape in sectional title schemes: health and fitness facilities

By Carryn Melissa Durham Over the last twenty years there has been an increased focus on health and fitness. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions made by people … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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
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