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How to deal with Levy Non-Payers
Friday, May 29, 2015 08:00 | Views : 1355
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 : 1356
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 : 1515
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 : 1456
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 : 1667
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 : 1750
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 : 1980
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 : 2226
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 : 2741
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 : 2451
When considering insurance for community living, most people only think of Sectional Title Sche Read More »
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Latest Posts General - We have one tenant who is trying to force us to act on an allegation that his neigbour's cocroaches are enfesting his unit. We have no proof of this and thus we have only forwarded the information to the letting agent of that unit and asked the agent to investigate Are the trustees obliged to take this matter further by forcing the agent to have the unit fumigated without proof that there is really an ifestation, or are we done? Can the complainant force our hand without proof. How does one prove who;s cocroach is who's?

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2017 05:27
Latest Posts General - I am owner of a unit that has water/damp issues. I have contacted the body corporate and they appear not to take the matter seriously; they currently placing the blame on the contractor they used for installing aluminium repairs; this is just part of the problem. My own contractor and I have seen that the complex doesn't have proper drainage and water from the stairs causes damp by the entrance from the stairs. I have been contacting all parties involved and currently feel as though the body corporate is abdicating its responsibility and they should be involved. what recourse do i have against the body corporate? regards; RM

Last Updated: Monday, February 06, 2017 06:09
Latest Posts General - I have tenants in my unit and the rule is no washing line can be left on the balcony if not in use. My tenants have not adhered to this rule. My penalties escalated from R250 to R1500 everytime the clothing shore is found on the balcony. Can BC enforce such escalation within a short period of time? In a month can I be charged R1500 almost every week onto my levies because of this? How much is BC allowed to increase fines for not adhering to the rules? I think this is not right? Please advice.

Last Updated: Saturday, February 04, 2017 07:43
Latest Posts Levies - Can my BC block my prepaid electricity over one month arrears on my levy payment? I have a new tenant and my prepaid electricity metre has been blocked over one month arrears of levy payment,levies are due on or before 7th of each month but the metre was blocked on the 3rd of the second month. Is this legal? If not not what legal steps can I take against my BC? Thanks

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Latest Posts Levies - Hi can someone please help me. I have been paying my levies every month, so I was incorrectly billed and the manager informed me of the mistake she made and I said okay I will pay it in installments she told me I should pay it within 2 months and I told her that I will not be able to do that. so I have been paying my normal levies and including a bit more for this mishap, now she is sending me statements with bills for letters of demand I have not received one and now she wants to hand over my account to the attorneys. Can she do that? Where can i go for help?

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Latest Posts Complex Municipal Bill - The owners in the complex pay their levies promptly, but refuse to pay the electricity and water bill until their tenants pay them. Surely the owner of the unit is responsible for all expenses on the unit and it is their responsibility to find the utilities amounts from their tenants? What can the trustees do to get this money, so they can pay the municipality in time? Is there a penalty the trustees can apply. The utilities account go to the owner of the unit on the 15th of each month for the previous months usage, and the trustees expect it to be paid by the 1st of the following month. Please help

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2017 01:46
Latest Posts Special levy without any communication. About doing so - Follow this question.

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Latest Posts Special levy without any communication. About doing so - I have recently purchased a sectional title place in may this year. The municipality has recently do a recon on the electricity bill dating back 511 days and now there is a bill of over 50k.todsy I receive my monthly statement with no explanation or previously communicated information on why this special levy has been raised and how it's been allocated per unit etc.... surely they need to give us a heads up and Also communicate to each other why and how this is being done. Also by should I be happy of liable for the previous owners electricity usage, I feel that the body coporate gave to me that there is no outstanding amounts.....surely there is something I can do about this?

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 09:51
Latest Posts Levies - Good day, can someone please help with an answer to my question. I am the owner of a flat and receive an invoice that includes levies and utilities all on one bill. The reason being, should the utilities portion be paid and levies unpaid, there is the possibility that the utilities can be cut off to encourage full payment. Is it legal to have both on the same invoice, since levies are billed in advance and utilities in arrears? Thanks

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 03:26
Latest Posts Complex Municipal Bill - I need help please. What can we as owners do when the Trustees are refusing to pay/settle the municipal account . The account is in arrears , they refuse to pay it and their explanation is that the Municipality is in error and over charged them. However this has been going on for months and none of them can provide us with a reference number? We are at risk of the electricity being cut

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