Hi, we are a full-title complex governed by a voluntary association constitution. Can a caretaker be a trustee and be appointed as a chairman of the trustees of the complex? Meaning, can one person have this much power in a complex?
There is nothing in your
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
Are you aware of the many kinds of invasive species which are found in South Africa? I am not only talking about weeds which are found in gardens; yes, a lot of the weeds are invasive but to be able to identify the multitude 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)
Lease renewal time on your house or flat has arrived, but did you know that last year’s rental hike isn’t necessarily applicable for the year ahead? The days of a “standard” 10% increase on residential properties are all but extinct and that in tough economic
Is this “dunning charge” imposed by the Cape Town City Council legal? If so, is it for the landlord’s or the tenant’s account?
Insofar as dunning charges are concerned, the City of Cape Town is lawfully entitled to impose such charges upon property owners, and it is
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
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
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
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