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  • 31th May
    Paddocks Press – May 2017

    The May 2017 edition of Paddocks Press is now available.[...]

  • 31th May
    Sectional title management ‘popular industry’ changes: Part 4 Role of Chairperson

    This is our 4th article in the series of the most popular questions we are receiving from the sectional title industry, relating to the changes in sectional title administration and management, as introduced by the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”). In this article, we will[...]

  • 31th May
    Maintenance of common property

    At a basic level, the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”) provides that the body corporate must maintain the common property, and unit owners must each maintain their section. This article, sets out the basic maintenance responsibilities of the common property and some of the more[...]

  • 31th May
    Q&A – 2017 05

    By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum. We want to show you what is available to our Community members! Forcing an owner to give up common property garden Member’s question: Hi Paddocks Team One of the complexes we manage have[...]

  • 26th Apr
    Paddocks Press – April 2017

    The April 2017 edition of Paddocks Press is now available.[...]

  • 26th Apr
    Consuming water in sectional title schemes

    The current drought (or water crisis) in Cape Town has been an issue in other provinces in South Africa over the past few years. We all need to do our part to save our water resources. This article will address some of the key points to take note of when[...]

  • 26th Apr
    Levy collection – In light of the Sectional Titles Act, the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act

    In this article, I will unpack the similarities and differences between the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 (“the STA”), the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”) and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act 9 of 2011 (“the CSOSA”), relating to levy collection in sectional title[...]

  • 26th Apr
    Q&A – 2017 04

    By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum. We want to show you what is available to our Community members! Discount on contributions paid on or before due dates Member’s question: Good Morning Since the new legislation allows for levy discount,[...]

  • 29th Mar
    Paddocks Press – March 2017

    The March 2017 edition of Paddocks Press is now available.[...]

  • 29th Mar
    AGMs – A few questions answered

    In this article, we will be addressing a few queries relating to the responsibilities of the chairperson at the annual general meeting (“AGM”), as well as the eligibility for voting at this meeting. The first question is whether the managing agent of the scheme may chair the AGM, on behalf[...]

  • 29th Mar
    Protection of body corporate funds

    In previous articles, I addressed the two body corporate funds, and the investment of body corporate funds. In this related article, I will set out ways in which the body corporate can protect their funds. If the trustees lose money or do not get the full amount of return expected[...]

  • 29th Mar
    Q&A – 2017 03

    By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum. We want to show you what is available to our Community members! Owners not paying levies Member’s question: Hi Paddocks team, Can a body corporate name the levy non-payers, with the amounts outstanding,[...]

  • 22th Feb
    Paddocks Press – February 2017

    The February 2017 edition of Paddocks Press is now available.[...]

  • 22th Feb
    The two body corporate funds

    The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”) and the Prescribed Management Rules (“PMRs”) contained in Annexure 1 to the Regulations made thereunder provide for bodies corporate to have two separate funds, a reserve and administrative fund. This article will distinguish between these two funds, and set[...]

  • 22th Feb
    Meetings – quorum and voting

    This article takes a look at the quorum requirements and voting procedures at annual general meetings (“AGMs”) and special general meetings (“SGMs”), as provided for by the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”) and Prescribed Management Rules (“PMRs”). Quorum and representation Before any items of business[...]

  • 22th Feb
    Q&A – 2017 02

    By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum. We want to show you what is available to our Community members! Ceiling damage Member’s question: Good morning Paddocks Team, Who would be responsible for ceiling damage if the ceiling is falling down[...]

  • 25th Jan
    Paddocks Press – January 2017

    The January 2017 edition of Paddocks Press is now available.[...]

  • 25th Jan
    Amended Conduct Rules

    While Annexure 2 of the Regulations to the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”) provides for eight prescribed conduct rules (“PCR’s”) applicable to all sectional title schemes, each scheme is different in nature and membership, and as such, may require amended conduct rules. In this article,[...]

  • 25th Jan
    Background to Sectional Title scheme development in a – very small – nutshell

    For those who own sectional title property, or are thinking of becoming a sectional title owner, it’s worthwhile having a basic understanding of how a sectional title scheme is developed. The process begins when the developer acquires a portion of land or a suitable building. The developer must have a[...]

  • 25th Jan
    Q&A – 2017 01

    By the Paddocks Club team Below are examples of two questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum. We want to show you what is available to our Community members! Insurance Excess Member’s question: Hi team, We know that an owner pays the excess for claims for damage within their section[...]