UCT Home Owners’ Association Development

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This course is for those who want to know the law and processes involved in developing a home owners’ association (HOA). Developing schemes under the Companies Act, 2008, is a complex task, requiring detailed knowledge of the Companies Act. Developing schemes that are governed by common law associations requires a detailed knowledge of the provisions of the common law applicable to associations, In addition, the course offers an overall understanding of the South African legal system and established development practices.

  • Module 1: Introduction and overview of the development process

  • Module 2: Legislative foundations of a scheme

  • Module 3: Design of the general plan of subdivision

  • Module 4: Title conditions, architectural guidelines and rules

  • Module 5: Establishment and management of communal and public facilities

  • Module 6: Establishing the company or common law association

  • Module 7: Sales of individual properties and management of home building

  • Module 8: Transfers, scheme contracts and handover

Any person involved in private, institutional and governmental property development and those professionals who support them and need to know what is required and what is possible in the development of a home owners’ association, including attorneys, estate agents, managing agents, auditors and accountants.

Graham Paddock

An authority on Sectional Title scheme management law and practice in South Africa, Graham Paddock has specialised in sectional title, home owners’ associations and other forms of community scheme law for over 40 years. A recent highlight in Prof. Paddock’s career was winning the tender to draft and advise the Government on the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act. He is the author of the benchmark UCT Scheme Manager – Sectional Title short course and the author of many books on sectional title and home owners’ association law.

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