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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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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

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Q 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

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