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March 2013 (Volume 8, Issue 3)
Dear Paddocks Press Fan
After the stress of the financial year end we now have the joy of Easter. Enjoy the break and remember that the special offer on Paddocks books (20% discount) closes at the end of this month so if you are in need of any of our publications, place your order now.

In this month's edition we include:

1. Maintenance to a section in continued disrepair: should the body corporate intervene? by Anton;
2. Effective management is the backbone of a good scheme – Ensure an effective and successful scheme, by Iqbal;
3. Jennifer Paddock rejoins the team;
4. Paddocks private consulting services reintroduced, as well as two Short Learning Programmes;
5. More Q&A harvested from the Paddocks Club discussion forum.
Keep well,

P.S. Registrations for the Home Owners' Association Management course are now open. Sign up today!


Maintenance to a section in continued disrepair
Should the body corporate intervene?
By Anton Kelly
The classic situation in which this question is asked is when an owner fails to repair a leak in his or her section and the leak damages a section below. This can result from leaks in balconies, kitchens or bathrooms.

In this article, Anton discusses the body corporates responsibilities when it comes to units in constant disrepair. (reading time: ± 2 mins)
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Effective management is the backbone of a good scheme
Ensure an effective and successful scheme
By Sayed Iqbal Mohammed
A well-run scheme is always a result of good management. It is not unusual to outsource the management of the scheme instead of employing or using the services of one of the owners or shareholders. In fact, it is preferable to have an independent person or agency managing the scheme.
In this article, Iqbal Mohammed gives a few points on how to ensure an effective and successful scheme. (reading time: ± 3 mins)
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Jennifer Paddock rejoins the team
Meet Jennifer Paddock
By the Newsletter team
The Paddocks team is excited to welcome back former Paddocks member, Jennifer Paddock. Jennifer is Graham Paddock’s daughter and, like her father, she studied law and decided to specialise in sectional titles.

In this article, we interview Jennifer Paddock. We asked her to tell us a little about her interests, thoughts on working with the family, the future of Paddocks and to share a helpful sectional title tip. (reading time: ± 1 min)
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Paddocks portfolio has grown
New sectional title courses and private consulting re-launched
By the Newsletter team
This is an exciting month for Paddocks; we celebrated the 30-years in publication milestone of the Sectional Title Survival Manual, we welcomed Jennifer Paddock back to Paddocks and we are officially launching two short courses and a new private consulting platform.
In this article, we inform you about our new short learning programme initiative and private consulting platform. (reading time: ± 3 mins)
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Q&A with the Adjunct Professor
Monthly Q&A
By Graham Paddock
  • Difference in charges for open and covered parking?
  • Renting part of the common property (reading time: ± 2 mins)
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Upcoming Training
Short courses:
UCT (Law@Work) Sectional Title Scheme Management short course
Registrations close: 7 June 2013
Be equipped to manage sectional title schemes according to the legal aspects of scheme management with this benchmark course.
Find out more about this course.
Home Owners' Association Management short course
Registrations close: 26 July 2013
Learn all about the legal aspects of home owners' association (HOA) management.
Find out more about this course.
Short learning programme:
UCT (Law@Work) Sectional Title Meetings short course
Registrations close: 31 May 2013
Teaches students to control and manage meetings with clarity and confidence built on a broad and thorough understanding of the law of sectional title meetings.
Find out more about this course.
UCT (Law@Work) Sectional Title Sales and Transactions short course
Registrations close: 31 May 2013
Students will learn to deal with the different aspects of the sales process, as well as consumer protection provisions and how to monitor conveyancing processes.
Find out more about this course.
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