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Q I live in a two bedroom 104m² unit in a sectional title complex with an adjoining garage. I have a dream - I want to build a 30m² room with a toilet, shower and double washbasins on top of my double garage. The existing roof trusses

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By and large experts all agree that the gentrification of Braamfontein has been a major success, but some are now hinting at a great investment opportunity, saying that more young professionals would move to Bramfontein if there wasn’t such a shortage of suitable accommodation. Byron Cornish,

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We recently had a case where an aspirational homeowner asked his brother to help him realise his dream of having his own place to call home. Ernest first tried applying on his own in 2008 and did not qualify; with his brother as joint applicant

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Q Hi, we requested permission to alter the existing steel-framed double door and adjacent window frame in our section. We wish to replace the existing setup with three aluminium stacking doors and a narrower, longer window frame split into three windows. The existing door and window

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Q Hi, the Sectional Titles Management Rules state that personal details such as telephone and email details etc. of owners must be given to other owners when it is requested. However, the POPI Act was since enacted, which rule should be enforced? Should the details be

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Q Hi, I recently received a notice of a Special General Meeting from the trustees in a sectional title scheme where I own a unit. They plan on changing the conduct rules by adding an Annexure to it. After going through it some points seems unfair that

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Q In my sectional title complex, which is a mixed-use development, i.e. commercial and residential, the trustees budgeted for a deficit in the 2015/16 financial year. The developer, who owns the commercial portion and a large number of residential units, dominates the board of trustees and

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Q If an agency has been the victim of fraud and the tenant deposits have been misappropriated can the landlord cancel the lease agreement and appoint another rental agent? - Tina A Hi Tina, it is important to note in the first instance that the lease agreement is

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