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The Community Schemes Ombudsman Service (CSOS) currently has 36,000 sectional title schemes on its books, of the 76,000 schemes registered with the deeds office. “A major compliance drive is underway to register the remaining schemes with CSOS,” said Wanda Lubelwana, CSOS manager for marketing and communications. There

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Q Hi, I came across this article and am in need if some assistance. I bought a two bedroom flat in July 2013. The Chairperson of our board of trustees owns 90% of the garages on the property and now with more tenants and owners moving in,

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Q I read your articles on the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) and the new Sectional Title Schemes Management acts. What I can’t get clarity on (I’ve even emailed the CSOS people with no response), is whether these laws apply to duets? I don’t see any exclusion

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The regulations in terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act (STSMA), 2011 (Act No. 8 of 2011) and the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Act, 2011 (Act No. 9 of 2011) are effective from today (7 October, 2016). Published in the Government Gazette today, the

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Q Hi there, I heard there is another levy we will soon have to pay that has to do with a new Ombudsman? - Paul A Hi Paul, yes this is true; there is a new Ombud that has been established for all community schemes (including sectional title schemes,

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The Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) and Community Schemes Ombuds Service Act (CSOSA) have been signed by President Jacob Zuma. While the two new acts introduce very significant changes to scheme management law, as well as bringing the CSOS fully into operation to resolve scheme administration disputes, no confirmation

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Q We need money for some maintenance at our complex and we don’t want to raise a special levy as people cannot afford it. We were thinking of creating some more parking bays and selling them to interested owners to raise the funds. We have some garages

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Q One of the owners of a section in our scheme has a deck area that is an exclusive-use area. He wants to enclose the deck and make it a sunroom. We have advised him that it is an extension of his section and he needs to follow

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