A reasonable balance: POPI and sectional title schemes
By Auren Freitas dos Santos By now it is understood by most stakeholders in the community schemes industry that the Protection of Personal Information Act (more commonly known as the … Continue reading
Creating parking bays in your scheme
By Ané de Klerk Record shows that the number of registered vehicles in South Africa has doubled in the past 20 years. With more than 12 million registered vehicles on … Continue reading
By Auren Freitas dos Santos Are you wondering what steps you could take to protect yourself from going down with the sinking ship that is your body corporate? A result … Continue reading
What is the difference between a Home Owners’ Association and a Sectional Title Scheme?
By Ané de Klerk Home owners’ associations (commonly referred to simply as “HOAs”) are becoming ever more popular each year. These community schemes, consisting of individual properties, which are exclusively … Continue reading
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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