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Finding a suitable tenant to rent investment units in sectional title is becoming increasingly difficult. Credit checks, phone calls to previous landlords and checking for criminal records may show that the potential tenant is “clean”, but there can never be an absolute guarantee as to

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A trustee of a sectional title development in Kyalami who took the body corporate to the Community Schemes Ombud after being charged a full month’s interest on his levy that he paid one day late has won his case. Stressing that the matter was brought to

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An arbitrator, in an application brought to the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) by the owner of a unit in a KwaZulu-Natal sectional title complex against the trustees of the complex, has found that the trustees’ decision to refuse her permission to install her air

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Cape Town’s highly publicised water shortage has caused more than just the dams to dry up. Local experts say demand for property in the region has also suffered in the wake of the Western Cape’s driest years in living memory. Thankfully, with winter rains finally beginning to turn the tide on water availability in

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  Every day we receive questions from our readers pointing fingers at their bodies corporate, forgetting that, as owners, they are the body corporate! Our friends at Paddocks have similar issues, as the below article explains. At Paddocks, we are frequently told by owners that the “body

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Q Hi, I am an owner in a townhouse complex. With regard to exclusivity of private gardens what is the owner responsible for if a wall is coming down. Is it the owner or body corporate’s responsibility? We are in a situation where we have flats and villas. Any

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We recently received a question from Donald Steyn, an owner of a sectional title unit in Johannesburg. Steyn was unhappy with the security system at his complex and wanted to know what he can do to change it. This was his question. “When I bought my

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Q Hi, Please explain what exactly the difference is between a homeowners’ association (HOA) and a body corporate? - Yolande A Hi Yolande, an HOA and a body corporate are certainly not the same. A body corporate is a legal entity created in terms of the Sectional Titles

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