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Water Amendment By-Law

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Irrespective of where you live in South Africa, you are likely to have, at one time or another, encountered water restrictions and the possibility of … Continue reading

November 21, 2018 · 3 Comments

Improving your EUA – a few things to consider

By Zerlinda van der Merwe There is a common misconception amongst owners in sectional title schemes that they have the right to do anything to their exclusive use areas (“EUA’s”), … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Trustees and their powers

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In our consulting department, we are often told by owners in sectional title schemes, that the reason they cannot do something they would like to … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Annual financial statements and the audit

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Two of the prescribed items of business to be dealt with at a sectional title scheme’s annual general meeting, is the consideration of the annual … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

CSOS application for dispute resolution form

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In this article, we will take a look at the form and content of the application to be completed and submitted to the Community Schemes … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Agent accreditation in community schemes

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In our consulting department, we are often instructed to review the governance documentation of community schemes, especially in light of the changes introduced by the … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

Alterations and renovations in sectional title schemes

By Zerlinda van der Merwe If you are an owner of a unit in a sectional title scheme, and you wish to undertake any alterations and / or renovations within … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Duties of scheme executives

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In this article, we will be taking a look at the additional duties of (community) scheme executives, who are responsible for the administration and management … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Home Owners’ Associations – What applies?

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Since the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act (“the STSMA”) and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (“the CSOSA”) came into operation on 7 October 2016, … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Parking and vehicles

By Zerlinda van der Merwe We often categorise the issues we experience in sectional title schemes as the “three ‘P’s’ of sectional title living”, namely pets, parking and people, which … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 5 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

Levy clearance

By Zerlinda van der Merwe When a body corporate finds itself in a position where members are in arrears with their levies, contributions and other amounts as raised on their … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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
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