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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

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Q Our complex consists of nine sectional title units and 38 full-title units. We currently have insurance covering the buildings of the nine sectional title units; this premium does not form part of the levy but is shared equally between the nine owners. The insurance for

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Q Hi there, I am behind on my levy payments by more than R13,000. My body corporate is charging me 5% in arrears interest which is equal to R650 per month (or R7,800 per year) - on top of our monthly levies which is R1,800. So,

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Q Can the trustees change the electricity service provider without consulting owners? Has the managing agent got a responsibility to advise the trustees that owners need to be informed? Our managing agent simply dropped the new contract under our door without consulting owners or informing them of

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Q 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

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Q 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

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Q 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

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