Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * I have read and accepted the Terms & Conditions * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Source: https://www.paddocks.co.za/paddocks-press-newsletter/paddocks-press-april-2021/Continue Reading

The Protection of Personal Information Act (more commonly known as POPI Act) came into operation on 1 July 2020. A grace period of 1 year has been granted to all organisations to ensure compliance with the POPI Act, and the deadline of 30 June 2021 is fast approaching. This articleContinue Reading

What am I doing—apart from enjoying my semi-retirement? Working on a variety of new books. The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Navigator eBook was launched last week. This is something we have been working on for some time. The seed for this book was planted twenty years ago when a SectionalContinue 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 utility section be owned without owning a primary section? Member’s question: Good day Paddocks, Is there a principle in law thatContinue Reading

Readers may recall that at the end of September 2020 I questioned the correctness of the part of the judgment in Kingshaven Homeowners’ Association v Botha and Others (6220/2019) [2020] ZAWCHC 92 in which the judge agreed with the Community Schemes Ombud Service adjudicator’s view that she could not haveContinue Reading

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

The Community Schemes Ombud Service has published a reasonable number of adjudicator orders, all of which are available at https://www.csos.org.za/csos_adjudication_orders/. I have added to these various orders that have been sent to me and, excluding orders that are merely formal or record settlements, in total, I now have the textContinue Reading

The global death toll from the coronavirus soared past the two million mark on Friday, 15 January 2021, just over a year after the virus was first detected. It is no surprise, therefore, that this pandemic has changed the way we do everything. One practical aspect which has been affected,Continue 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 “owns” owner contact details? Member’s question: Good day Paddocks, Trustees have requested the managing agent to provide them with all the contactContinue Reading

Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * I have read and accepted the Terms & Conditions * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Source: https://www.paddocks.co.za/paddocks-press-newsletter/paddocks-press-january-2021/Continue 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

It’s holiday time again, and as South Africans, we enjoy the good old braaivleis, sunny skies and swimming pools! This year in particular, after being somewhat more regulated and cooped up, it is human to want to break free and enjoy some freedom. Given the financial hardships many are experiencing,Continue 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 body corporate withhold a levy clearance certificate for levies due on another unit? Member’s question: Good day Paddocks, Can a bodyContinue Reading

Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * I have read and accepted the Terms & Conditions * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Source: https://www.paddocks.co.za/paddocks-press-newsletter/paddocks-press-november-2020/Continue 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! Is it legal to take photos of residents who are contravening the conduct rules? Member’s question: Good day Paddocks, Is it legal toContinue Reading

Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * I have read and accepted the Terms & Conditions * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Source: https://www.paddocks.co.za/paddocks-press-newsletter/paddocks-press-october-2020/Continue 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