This eBook contains the twenty-five High Court orders and one National Consumer Tribunal order in this collection all deal with the Community Schemes Ombud Service (“CSOS”) and were published before August 2021.
The orders published by the CSOS are in the form of images—they are not ‘machine-readable’, so those who need to study these orders are not able to search for relevant terms, nor can they cut and paste text extracts from the orders. Putting all the orders in one machine-readable text makes the orders more accessible to the stakeholders in community schemes—the scheme executives, owners, and tenants as well as the managing agents and lawyers who advise them.
We have used optical character recognition software to extract the content and then edited/corrected the results as far as possible in an attempt to ensure that the text is as close as possible to the original—however there are bound to be some errors in the text, so if any of it does not seem to make sense, please refer to those originals that published by the CSOS — http://www.csos.org.za.
Limited editing has been applied to the texts in an attempt to make them more accessible. The line spacing and layout has been standardised to reduce the amount of paper required if these reproductions of the original orders are printed.
These publications will make it easier for people to read relevant orders and get an idea of what they can expect when they make applications to the CSOS.
Who needs this?
Absolutely anyone involved either professionally or personally in sectional title will benefit from these publications – prospective owners, owners, tenants, trustees, chairpersons, managing agents, facilities managers, developers, attorneys, conveyancers, accountants, bookkeepers, insurance providers and anyone else owning, living in, or providing services to community schemes.