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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

Body Corporate Pecking Order

Developer Leaps tall buildings in a single bound More powerful than a locomotive Faster than a speeding bullet Water skis without a boat Debates interpretation of rules with the Dalai … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Online Review Site for Sectional Title Industry

By Jennifer Paddock According to a survey from Dimensional Research a staggering 90% of consumers say buying decisions are influenced by online reviews. When one considers the popularity of websites … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 20 Comments

Levy Collections in Sectional Title Schemes

By Jennifer Paddock I’ve been writing articles about sectional title for a long time now – this will be my 8th year. And my memory is not that amazing! So … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Special Resolution Loophole

By Jennifer Paddock Most people think that passing a special resolution requires 75% of all owners to agree to the resolution. Not necessarily true. If you’re not sure what the … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

Can Sectional Title Trustees be Paid?

By Jennifer Paddock The position of a sectional title trustee is a voluntary and often thankless one. Dedicated trustees put a lot of their free time and a mountain of … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 19 Comments

The Carrot and Stick Approach: Early Levy Payment Discounts

By Professor Graham Paddock “Carrot and Stick Approach” is a term used to refer to a policy of both offering a reward and threatening a punishment to persuade a person … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 7 Comments

Trustees Meetings – The Law Around Notice and Attendance

By Jennifer Paddock Notice of a trustees meeting must, in principle, be given to all persons entitled to attend that meeting. The persons entitled to attend a meeting of trustees … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 20 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

Save Sweet Sophie! A Case Study of Trustees Withdrawing Consent

By Carryn Melissa Durham Paddocks received a post on its Facebook wall last night which touched the Paddocks FaceBook Fans and has inspired the Paddocks team to write this blog … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 19 Comments

Taming Disruptive People in Sectional Title Meetings

By Jennifer Paddock Show off, rambler, obnoxious, nitpicker, bore, latecomer, naysayer and just-plain-old-rude. These adjectives are often used to describe people at sectional title meetings. So how do we deal … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 13 Comments

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