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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

Bodies corporate need to budget for the education and training of the trustees

By Paddocks Trustees in sectional title schemes have many powers and duties as set out in the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, 8 of 2011 (“the STSM Act”). These powers … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Levies – can it be determined only according to PQ?

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In the majority of sectional title schemes, contributions towards the administrative and reserve funds of the body corporate are raised and recovered in proportion to … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

Do I have to buy extra common property to extend my section?

By Anton Kelly Owners in sectional title schemes are entitled, with the consent of the body corporate by special resolution, to extend the floor areas or boundaries of their sections. … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

Exclusive use in sectional title schemes – benefit or burden?

By Anton Kelly The concept of exclusive use is unique to sectional title schemes. It means that although all owners own all the common property in undivided shares, they can … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · 3 Comments

Managing agents : From appointment to cancellation

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In our consulting department, we are finding more and more self-administered community schemes which, following the change in legislation, are now requiring the services of … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · 1 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

Servitudes

By Zerlinda van der Merwe What is a servitude? Servitudes are limited real rights, that give the holder certain defined and limited rights of use and enjoyment over someone else’s … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 2 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
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