It’s that time of year again when we’re all starting to plan and look forward to our yearly holiday away from the hustle and bustle of work and home. But what about your pets? I usually get quite a few phone calls around this time
Is it compulsory to be an estate agent to be the managing agent for a sectional title scheme? The scheme has its own bank account with the trustees as the signatories with no trust funds. The trustees are responsible for the maintenance together with an
I stay in a retirement village of 202 units - 139 of which are sectional title and 63 are life rights. There is some confusion under the new legislation as to whether or not the owner of the life rights units (the original developer) has 63
After the recent heavy rains, my house flooded because of all the storm water that came from my neighbour. He refuses to handle his storm water and he says because my stand is lower than his stand I must accept ALL his storm water. If
Last week news broke that Property24 was buying rival Private Property, with Naspers’ investment relations officer, Meloy Horn, saying “Property24 has reached an agreement to acquire Private Property, subject to approvals. Due to confidentiality agreements, details of the transaction will only be disclosed once the
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
I read your articles on the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) and the new Sectional Title Schemes Management acts.
What I can’t get clarity on (I’ve even emailed the CSOS people with no response), is whether these laws apply to duets? I don’t see any exclusion
There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a
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
Is it normal when selling a house for the transfer attorneys to demand an advance payment of R8,400 for the municipality account? The accounts are all paid up and there is no outstanding amount. Why should we pay for four months in advance? - JoAnn