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Paddocks Press – May 2024

The May 2024 edition of Paddocks Press is now available. Click here to read This month the Paddocks experts shed light on a number of current issues that will help you manage your properties more effectively and safely. Don’t miss the next issue. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/3oIV1mN

Can Sectional Title Trustees Take Resolutions via WhatsApp?

Can Sectional Title Trustees Take Resolutions via WhatsApp? By Jennifer Paddock In the digital age, the use of electronic communication tools like WhatsApp has become the norm, even in formal settings. For trustees of sectional title schemes, this raises the question: Can trustee resolutions be validly taken via WhatsApp? The answer lies in understanding the…

Potential Claims for Relief Under Section 39 of the CSOS Act: An Overview

An Overview of Potential Claims for Relief Under Section 39 of the CSOS Act By Prof. Graham Paddock Section 39 of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act of 2011 (CSOS Act) provides a list of specific orders that can be sought through applications to the CSOS. These orders can be categorised into financial, physical, and…

Important Paddocks News

Important Paddocks News Dear Paddocks Community, Important Announcement: I am thrilled to share some important news about the future of Paddocks Club and our Courses: the Sectional Title Scheme Manager, Home Owners’ Association Scheme Manager, Start And Manage A Managing Agency, and Advanced Sectional Title Financial Management Masterclass. As many of you are aware, my daughter…

Paddocks Press – April 2024

The April 2024 edition of Paddocks Press is now available. Click here to read. This month the Paddocks experts shed light on a number of current issues that will help you manage your properties more effectively and safely. Don’t miss the next issue. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/3oIV1mN

Empowering Your Body Corporate: 8 Steps to a Strong Administrative Fund Budget

Empowering the Body Corporate: 8 Steps to a Strong Administrative Fund Budget By Jennifer Paddock Prescribed management rule 26(1)(e) made under the Regulations to the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act of 2011 provides that the trustees must prepare draft administrative and reserve fund budgets and present them to owners at each AGM.  This article focuses…

Navigating the AGM: A Preparation Guide for Sectional Titles AGMs

Navigating the AGM: A Preparation Guide for Sectional Titles AGMs By Prof. Graham Paddock A body corporate Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a cornerstone of sectional title scheme management, requiring careful preparation and compliance with both Prescribed Management Rules (PMR) 15 and 17, to the extent these have not been amended. Together, these rules offer…

Paddocks Press – March 2024

The March 2024 edition of Paddocks Press is now available. Click here to read. This month the Paddocks experts shed light on a number of current issues that will help you manage your properties more effectively and safely. Find out more about Paddocks Club too. Don’t miss the next issue. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/3oIV1mN

Can a Body Corporate Write Off Levy Arrears, Interest and Legal Fees?

Can a Body Corporate Write Off Levy Arrears, Interest and Legal Fees? By Jennifer Paddock In the realm of sectional title schemes, the issue of financial management is of paramount importance. One of the key aspects of this is the collection of levies, interest, and legal fees. A question that often arises is whether a…

Understanding Year-End Levy Adjustments/Increases in Sectional Title Schemes

Understanding Year-End Levy Adjustments/Increases in Sectional Title Schemes By Prof. Graham Paddock As we approach the end of the financial year for our complexes, it’s important to address the process of implementing levy increases as outlined in the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act (STSMA) and the Prescribed Management Rules. The key provision to consider is…

Paddocks Press – February 2024

The February 2024 edition of Paddocks Press is now available. Click here to read. This month the Paddocks experts shed light on a number of current issues that will help you manage your properties more effectively and safely. Don’t miss the next issue. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/3oIV1mN

Understanding Governance Rules in Non-Profit Company Homeowners’ Associations vs. Sectional Title Scheme

Understanding Governance Rules in Non-Profit Company Homeowners’ Associations vs. Sectional Title Schemes   By Prof. Graham Paddock and Jennifer Paddock In the management of community schemes, understanding the different  legal frameworks governing Non-Profit Company (NPC) Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) and Sectional Title (ST) schemes is crucial. Recently a student on the Paddocks Homeowners’ Association Management Course…

Exploring Voting Disqualifications in Sectional Title Schemes

Exploring voting disqualifications in Sectional Title Schemes By Jennifer Paddock Owners of units in sectional title schemes are becoming more and more educated and familiar with the prescribed management rules (PMRs) made under the regulations to the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act No. 8 of 2011, which apply to most schemes. This means that scheme…

Can Sectional Owners Acquire Exclusive Use Rights by Prescription?

Can Sectional Owners Acquire Exclusive Use Rights by Prescription? By Prof. Graham Paddock A recent query in the Paddocks Club raised an intriguing issue in a sectional title scheme: Can sectional owners acquire rights to Exclusive Use Areas (EUAs) on the common property by prescription? This question is particularly relevant in older complexes where EUAs…

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