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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

Trustee indemnity

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Each trustee of the body corporate stands in a fiduciary relationship to the body corporate, and its members. Section 40 of the Sectional Titles Act … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

To chair or not to chair: The role of the chairperson

By Zerlinda van der Merwe In the article, “Trustees – from nomination to termination”, published in Paddocks Press (Volume 10, Issue 10), we saw that the role of a trustee … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Responsibility for boundary walls and fences

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Boundary walls and fences designate the dividing line where one property ends and another begins, and further designates the responsibility relating to these properties. Without … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Sectional living – a tenant’s perspective

By Zerlinda van der Merwe I recently interviewed a colleague regarding her experience, living as a tenant, in sectional title schemes. Let’s call her Betty… Betty has lived in two sectional … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

You are invited to a (gas) braai at my unit…

By Zerlinda van der Merwe Although the relevant Regulation has been around for a while, we still receive queries from owners, trustees, managing agents and estate agents as to what is … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 14 Comments

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