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How to deal with Levy Non-Payers
Friday, May 29, 2015 08:00 | Views : 995
Owners of units in Sectional Title schemes who do not pay their levies place an unacceptable burden on the other members of the scheme and in some cases the trustees even have to resort to raising a special levy... Read More »
Protection of Personal Information Act in the Sectional Title industry
Friday, February 27, 2015 12:00 | Views : 1052
Protection of Personal Information Act in the Sectional Title industry requires that ALL compan Read More »
Debt Collection In Sectional Title Schemes Often Needs To Be Done By A Professional
Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:00 | Views : 1209
Finances are the lifeblood of any organisation, particularly in sectional title schemes where t Read More »
Should a Body Corporate be run like a business?
Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 | Views : 1176
Although a body corporate is a not for profit organisation and its aim is not to “make” money, Read More »
Should interest rate on overdue levies be capped?
Monday, June 30, 2014 08:00 | Views : 1347
The age-old debate continues on whether the interest rate charged on overdue levies should have Read More »
Tips For Budgeting In Sectional Title Schemes
Friday, May 23, 2014 08:00 | Views : 1403
As prescribed by the Sectional Titles Act, budgeting in sectional title schemes is usually done Read More »
Understanding The Basics Of Sectional Title Management
Friday, January 24, 2014 08:00 | Views : 1710
Prior to 1973 according to common law in South Africa it was not possible to own part of a buil Read More »
Unforseen Major Expenses Need Not Put The Owners Under Strain
Monday, September 30, 2013 08:00 | Views : 1941
The body corporate of any sectional title scheme cannot lend money to any person but what many Read More »
Changes to the Management Rules
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 08:20 | Views : 2411
On the 14th of April 2013 various amendments to the Management Rules to the Sectional Titles Ac Read More »
Insurance for Homeowner Associations
Friday, February 08, 2013 12:00 | Views : 2196
When considering insurance for community living, most people only think of Sectional Title Sche Read More »
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Latest Posts Levies - Hi First Special Levy was introduced and was payable within seven , I know PMR do not have period specified but seven days is not reasonable, Second _ Special levy was raised because some owners illegal modified there proprietors and now we must pay for drawing of a new structure as Municipality is suing the corporate. on there report it clear that 12 of 54 units acted illegal but we are jointly liable. Legal is it that owners acted illegal must pay ?

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 05:02
Latest Posts Removal of management rule without meeting, quorum, 80% present or unanimous vote - The trustees have removed a management rule without I feel going through the correct procedure of informing all owners, calling a meeting, having 80% of owners present and a unanimous vote. It is now being registered at the deeds office. Is it legal to do this ? If not how would it be challenged. I have emailed my disapproval to the managing agent, but have been told it is benificual to owners to remove this rule. Don't think it's beneficial to circumvent the law, owners and let the trustees decide what's good for us. There are other rules which, at least 30% of the owners would like to remove, but the trustees won't even look into, stating the law requires a meeting, 80% of owners present. Bit of a double standard. We don't really want the excessive costs of lawyers but would like to know, if it's law shouldn't it be enforced by whoever made the law, a government agency?

Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2016 04:03
Latest Posts General - Hi there My husband and I bought a sectional title duplex off plan from developers a year ago. Now that it is nearing completion, it is evident that we have 4 man holes in our garden. Our adjacent neighbours in our street have none.We understand that our garden is common property in terms of the STA, but in terms of the CPA we feel we were mislead and not informed. Can they be constituted as encroachments? Many Thanks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 02:45
Latest Posts Plumbing - Hi there. Last year November I reported a leak from the roof to the body corporate. They eventually got back to me in April 2016 saying it was the geyser which needed to be replaced and I had to call the preferred contractor. I did that and the contractor told me that they will only deal with the owner of the unit above me as that is where my geyser was located. They asked me to leave my details but they never called back. Fast forward to today, I receive an e-mail from the body corporate saying the preferred supplier voided my warranty because the installation of the geyser was not SANS compliant therefore I am responsible for the new geyser. This does not sound right to me because they installed the geyser and are now asking me to pay for a job that they did not do well. Is the body corporate within their rights to ask me to pay for the guys incorrectly installed by their preferred supplier? If not, how do I move forward?

Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2016 05:18
Latest Posts Legal Advice - Hi can someone answe me with the following. I have damp between a common wall of my neighbor s home and my own. I have called in a damproofing company who would need to resolve this by removing all my kitchen units and other fitted fixtures on the wall, remove plastering in the dining room, nothing after damproofing is included in their costs of R20 000.00. and th redo everything once completed with only a 5 year guarantee. My Body Corp say our Insurance does not cover this and it is all for my own account. to do the job at my expense. This would mean a new kitchen. They say it is rising damp coming from my neighbor and myself. Surely My neighbor must bear costs too if its coming from their side as their property is higher than mine. What will happen if after the guarantee of 5 years only I Have the same problem again?. Should I call in a land surveyer or a building instructer to establish why and what the cause is? Please advice how to go about this. Thanks.

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Latest Posts General - What, realistically speaking, can an MA or BC do about reducing noise from noisy tenants in an ST unit in a complex? There appears to be either nothing or virtually nothing that they can do apart from threaten the owner, who is not the one making the noise - it is his tenant . Please advise as I am getting nowhere with the problem and am being told that I will need to take action privately.

Last Updated: Saturday, June 18, 2016 09:55
Latest Posts SGM being blocked my trustees - we have reached a 25% quorum via petition and submitted to trustees the trustees are not responding to owners rather via the managing agent. There are 6 trustees of which 4 are 2 couples husband and wife and 1 is the chairman they always outvote the other 2 trustees. the notice of the meeting was sent out to owners despite us owners saying the time and date is inconvenient for majority of us. The trustees are refusing to see reason and want to have the meeting when its convenient for the 4 of them please advise the best way to get the meeting held that's convenient for the majority

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 06:31
Latest Posts Trustees - Hi There . us home owners have reached a 25% quorum to host a SGM our petition was sent to the trustees and they have decided to call the meeting on the last day of the month and at a time that is not convenient to us home owners, The trustees and chairman is refusing to talk to us directly rather through the managing agent. We have told the managing agent we can not make the scheduled meeting and we need the date and time convenient to us. the trustees are still refusing , Mind you this is 4 of the 6 trustees who happen to be husband and wife from 2 units and 1 is the chairman. whatever the other 2 trustees say are always over look because of this biased. Please provide some advise on what we can do to make sure the meeting is held at a convenient date and time?

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 06:25
Latest Posts Who is responsible for Security at our sectional title complex. - The managing agent and BC refuse to stop residence parking in visitors parking permanently , these residents rented out their garages and now park in the visitors parkins permanantly also we have a real problem with overcrowding which means that the non transgressors have to fit the water bill due to these transgressors Can we as rule abiding owners withhold our levies maybe pay it into a trust account until this issue is sorted out, this has been going on for approx 6 months

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Latest Posts General - If I am not happy with the BC response to an ongoing problem with my neighbours, what is my recourse?

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