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Sectional title, bodies corporate and managing agents began collecting CSOS levies from January this year. But since the Gazetting of the new regulations in October last year, managing agents, homeowners associations and bodies corporate have not had clarity on where or how to transfer the

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Q We are in a complex of three houses which is run by a common law homeowners association (HOA). My question is do we have to register our HOA with the CSOS if we are not registered [as a non-profit company] and therefore do not have

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Despite the residential market improving its risk situation quarter after quarter, the highly constrained broader economy means potential buyers continue to adopt a wait-and-see approach and negatively impact on the current sellers’ market conditions. “The ongoing decline in the household sector debt-to-disposable income ratio, all the

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A perfect storm is brewing for entrepreneurs: A slow economy, negative national average property price inflation, consumers’ high debt-to-disposable-income ratio, banks’ strict mortgage lending criteria and South Africans’ battle to sufficiently save for home loan deposits, as well as homeowners’ reluctance to sell. On the

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Q Will I be able to claim for usage of my parking spot by the building manager from the date the property was registered in my name which was the beginning of 2013? - Cynthia A Hi Cynthia, the parking bays in sectional title schemes are rentals. If someone

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Q Hi there, I’m a trustee and the other trustees in my complex are refusing to register with the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS). What are the fines/consequences of schemes/complexes refusing to register with the CSOS? - David A Hi David, the CSOS Act states the following, which

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Q I own a sectional title apartment in Honeydew, Johannesburg, and yesterday got notice of increased sewer recovery charges (from R188 to just over R200). I understand that costs rise but November and December have been backdated so for January I have to pay my usual

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