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Q Hi, we are currently paying a monthly levy of R1,263 to the body corporate and a monthly fee of R1,200 to the homeowners association (HOA). What amount of CSOS levy should we be paying per month? - Indira A Hi Indira, the CSOS levies would be R14 on

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Q Hi, I have met all prerequisites for extending onto common property and have received a go ahead at a special general meeting (SGM). My builder has changed the height of a wall from 1.5m to 1.7m which would change the pitch of the roof resulting in

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Q Hi, over the past weekend someone drove into the electricity substation at the complex and destroyed it. Everyone in the complex is without electricity. Our tenants are now refusing to pay rental and some of them are threatening to book into hotels and charge this to

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In the recent case of the body corporate of Empire Gardens v Sithole, the body corporate applied for the sequestration of an owner in the sectional title scheme to recover their arrears levies after they had exhausted all other remedies. The benefit of a sequestration order

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“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.” “Gosh, why?” “Someone hasn’t been paying their levies.” “Thirteen thousand rands’ worth?” “Yes. So for the next 10 months my levy is going up by

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Q Hi, my courtyard is part of my section registered in the deeds office and is separated by a 2m high wall from the adjacent section’s courtyard. Without consulting me the next door owner has raised this wall by four rows of bricks and intends to

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Q Hi, I have two questions: #1 For the purpose of a delineation between common property and exclusive-use property – how is this determined? Does median line come into the equation? #2 Is the outside wall of an exclusive-use area the responsibility of the body corporate or the

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Many people own property in sectional title schemes for investment purposes, and they let out their units to tenants for rental income. With accommodation reservation websites such as Booking.com and Airbnb.com, it has never been easier to find short-term tenants. In schemes that are located in holiday destination

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