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Top 5 tips for first time sectional title trustees

By Paddocks The trustees in sectional title schemes are elected at the annual general meeting (“AGM”) and very often the same people are elected year after year. Even if new … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ways to increase income in your body corporate

By Paddocks Although a body corporate should not have “making a profit” as their primary function, it is notable that the trustees are tasked with doing all things reasonably necessary … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

What is common property?

By Dr. Carryn Melissa Durham A basic principle in sectional title schemes is that the body corporate must maintain the common property, while owners must each maintain their section. It’s … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 10 Comments

Keeping a dog in a sectional title unit – reasonable trustee considerations

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Samantha wishes to keep a Yorkshire terrier, as a pet in her sectional title unit. As Samantha is a rule-abiding member of the body corporate, … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 4 Comments

Lease agreements in sectional title schemes

By Zerlinda van der Merwe While the body corporate is not involved in the legal relationship between an owner, as a member of the body corporate and landlord of a … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · 3 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

Press Release: CSOS and STSM draft regulations Consultation Process

By Professor Graham Paddock The draft regulations under the Sectional Titles Schemes Management (STSM) Act, No. 8 of 2011, and the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS), Act, No. 9 of … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment
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