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[WATCH] Can ST owners hold trustees hostage by refusing to form a quorum?

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Sectional title life is generally considered affordable, convenient, safe and is a popular choice for anyone from bachelors to retirees – and everyone in between.

But it does become a challenge when homeowners from vastly different walks of life have to live together, find common ground and fairly contribute to the day-to-day management and health of the entire development.

But what happens when the body corporate, and the trustees who are entrusted to oversee and carry out the tasks that require a special vote to be cast, cannot do their job due to owners actively absconding from forming the required quorum?

Line up:

Q1 Here’s how to dispute a special resolution in sectional title schemes (00:00 – 3:30)

Time: 0:00 – 3:30

Q2 How do you hold your trustees to account, to their own rules?

Time: 3:30 – 6:34

Got a burning question? Email mariette@hometimes.co.za


David A Steynberg, managing editor and director of HomeTimes, has more than 10 years of experience as both a journalist and editor, having headed up Business Day’s HomeFront supplement, SAPOA’s range of four printed titles, digimags Asset in Africa and the South African Planning Institute’s official title, Planning Africa, as well as B2B titles, Building Africa and Water, Sewage & Effluent magazines. He began his career at Farmer’s Weekly magazine before moving on to People Magazine where he was awarded two Excellence Awards for Best Real Life feature as well as Writer of the Year runner-up. He is also a past fellow of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

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