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Sectional title corner – CSOS payment only applies if your levy is over R500


In our complex there are 16 units and our levies are R1,250 each per month. So according to my calculation that’s R15 per unit – paid quarterly will be plus/minus R240 to the ombudsman. I have no idea to whom we send this amount or is that still to be revealed? – Rosie


Dear Rosie, your calculation is correct: the CSOS levy is 2% of the amount with which your monthly levy exceeds R500.

It will be paid over to the CSOS quarterly and you can get their contact details on www.csos.org.za or email them at info@csos.org.za.Trafalgar logo fc_pay off line

Got a burning question? Email david@hometimes.co.za and we’ll be sure to assist you. 

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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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  • Petru Pietersen 8th June 2017


    We are a full title complex with 64 units well actually on the layout board of our complex it started at Nr 4 and ended at nr 67, there is no Nr. 1 or 2 or 3.

    Well, our levy per unit is R270.00 per month. Do we still need to apply / registers our HOA for this new CSOS ombuds regulations ect?

    Can you please assist me?

      • Petru Pietersen 8th June 2017


        Thank you very. Yes it do help as I am currently handling the administration of our complex as we do not work through I management. So I only find out about all the new regulations and stuff after it came.