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
Our complex consists of 12 individual units. Approximately six years ago the trustees decided that ALL owners would be responsible for the maintenance of their own units and this has been the standing rules ever since.
Owners are solely responsible for the maintenance inside and outside
Thanks for good reporting on the community schemes ombud. I live in an estate and the board is trying to dodge the ombud by changing the rules that disputes will be referred to an advocate with at least 15 years’ experience. Is this legal? I
Sellers of low- and mid-value properties spend a longer time on the market compared with high, luxury and super-luxury homes, regardless if they list 0% and above their properties’ market value. Interestingly, luxury-value properties spend the least amount of time on the market, regardless if