Hi, please could you tell me if the below insurance needs to be a policy bought by the homeowners association (HOA) and what sort of policy it should be?
Insure against the risk of loss in the case of any fraud or dishonesty in the handling of
Hi, who is responsible for fixing a leaking roof in a sectional title complex? Is it the owner or the body corporate? - Albert
Hi Albert, it is generally the body corporate, but I have seen instances where the roof is an exclusive use area (EUA)
Some 47% of home loans granted in the year to end-February were for houses priced above R900,000 - up from 43.5% in the previous 12 months.
This is according to BetterLife Home Loans, whose statistics cover 25% of the market, and peg the average purchase price
Hi, my mother rents an apartment in Kronendal Village in Hout Bay, Cape Town, owned by the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA). The village has started charging her the CSOS levy. My question is if my mom has to pay the levy, seeing
Hi, kindly advise how the CSOS levies need to be calculated if the following scenario takes place: The body corporate charges normal levies of R1,500 per month per unit, as well as garage levies of R500 per month.
Do you calculate the CSOS levies on the
Good day, there is confusion in my retirement home as to whether residents who pay rent also have to pay the CSOS levy? - Barbara
Hi Barbara, the complex will charge the owner directly. It is, however, up to the owner as to whether he chooses
“John, did you see the email from the managing agent?”
“No, what email?”
“Basically, the body corporate has to raise a special levy. Something like R13,000.”
“Someone hasn’t been paying their levies.”
“Thirteen thousand rands’ worth?”
“Yes. So for the next 10 months my levy is going up by
House robbery is the most feared crime by South Africans, according to last month’s StatsSA Victims of Crime survey. In the report, almost 60% of South Africans perceived it to be the most common while both burglary and house robbery are two of the most
With many schemes being unprepared for the requirements of the STSMA and CSOS regulations, they are scrambling to meet their requirements and as such are following the law to the letter. I received an email notice from my managing agent which said our levy would
"David speaking, hello."
"Hello, this is Mark from Best Auction Company. I would like to know if you’re interested in selling your home in Honeydew, Johannesburg by auction."
"Um…not right now. Please send me more information on how the process works."
Selling a home on auction in South