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Sectional title corner – Can we draw up our own maintenance plan?

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In terms of the new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act regulations, all bodies corporate have to prepare a formal 10-year maintenance, repair and replacement plan for the common property for all major capital items as defined.

Must the maintenance plan be compiled by a specialist, or can it be done by the body corporate based on quotations and solid assumptions? – Johnny

A

Dear John, the act says the body corporate or trustees must prepare the plan, but they always have the right to get a professional to do it. We are advising our complexes to have it done professionally – especially the big complexes. If you can afford it, it is worth doing properly.


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Who is Karien Coetzee?

Karien Coetzee, national property management consultant at Trafalgar.

Karien Coetzee, national property management consultant at Trafalgar.

Karien Coetzee is the national property management consultant at property management company, Trafalgar. She holds qualifications in sectional title schemes management and homeowners association management.

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  • D R Wright 10th May 2017

    Our financial year runs from Jan to Dec. The new act was published in Oct 2016, What year should the first maintenance plan cover, 2016 or 2017

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