Sectional title legislation contains a couple of head-scratchers and the subject matter of this article is a prime example of one. Let’s look into this question in a bit more detail: We know that, as the owner of a section in a sectional title scheme, you are responsible for theContinue Reading

Originally published on www.theadvisory.co.za Einstein famously said: “the only source of knowledge is experience” and while I have the greatest respect for the historical figure, I have to respectfully disagree with him on this one. My reason for doing so? I have witnessed experience alone to be the achilles heelContinue Reading

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When engaging with the students on our Paddocks UCT Scheme Manager – Sectional Title short course online forum recently, I noted the telltale signs of widespread panic among those who work as managing agents. The root cause of the distress appeared to be the fast-approaching deadline for schemes to becomeContinue Reading

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By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum, to show you what is available to our Community members! Can a utility section be owned without owning a primary section? Member’s question: Good day Paddocks, Is there a principle in law thatContinue Reading

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One of the primary complaints received from owners in sectional title schemes around the country is, “My levies are too high, what can I do?” In order to understand why levies can be considered “too high”, we first need to understand why levies, or contributions, are necessary in the firstContinue Reading

By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum, to show you what is available to our Community members! Who pays for maintenance of a sliding door that is entirely within a section? Member’s question: Good day Paddocks, In a particular bodyContinue Reading

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By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum, to show you what is available to our Community members! Who “owns” owner contact details? Member’s question: Good day Paddocks, Trustees have requested the managing agent to provide them with all the contactContinue Reading

By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum, to show you what is available to our Community members! Can a member refuse to use the biometrics access control system? Member’s question: Good day Paddocks, We have recently upgraded our security systemContinue Reading

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By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum, to show you what is available to our Community members! Can a body corporate withhold a levy clearance certificate for levies due on another unit? Member’s question: Good day Paddocks, Can a bodyContinue Reading

By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum, to show you what is available to our Community members! Can owners decide on how voting at an Annual General Meeting should take place, e.g. in secret? Member’s question: Good day Paddocks, PleaseContinue Reading

Many sectional title schemes across the country have been delaying their Annual General Meetings due to the COVID-19 lockdowns and resulting limitations placed on gatherings. However, many schemes are making use of various video platforms (such as Zoom) in order to hold their meetings without having to meet physically. WhileContinue Reading

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The Protection of Personal Information Act, No. 4 of 2013 (POPI Act) is now in operation, as from 1 July 2020. What does this mean for community schemes such as sectional title developments, homeowners associations and retirement villages? 1. By when do you have to comply with the POPI Act’sContinue Reading

In these unusual Pandemic-tainted times, we need to be smart if we are to ensure the sustainability of our community schemes. In the area of scheme administration, there are seven issues I suggest all HOA, sectional title, retirement development and share block scheme executives should consider, to improve their scheme’sContinue Reading