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The former owner of a Gauteng sectional title property who paid the Northdowns body corporate R24,000 under protest for replacement access locks to the complex’s nine common areas, will be refunded in full in terms of an adjudication order handed down in terms of the

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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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No sooner had the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Chief Ombudsman and chief financial officer left their offices in Johannesburg under “precautionary suspension” than the acting Chief Ombudsman, Ndivhuwo Rabuli, perceived the need for a roadshow “to rebuild trust and credibility of the CSOS Service

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Two ailing entities in the national Department of Human Settlements – the Community Schemes Ombud Services (CSOS) and the Estate Agency Affairs Boad (EAAB) – have raised the ire of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Settlements with a view being expressed that the organisations urgently

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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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The results of a forensic investigation into allegations of negligence, dishonestry and dereliction of duty arising from an R80m investment of Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) funds in the failed VBS Bank by Acting Chief Ombud Adv. Seeng Letele and Chief Financial Officer Mr Themba

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Q We have recently had an eight-month late AGM. The contents of the minutes are nowhere close to the “actual discussions” that did or did not take place. One issue which, as owners, we are very concerned about would be our home insurance and the replacement

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Q Hi, I just want to find out if I can have a claim against a body corporate if I find my car damaged while parked in the complex undercover parking area. The complex has 24-hour security which is supposed to patrol throughout the complex. I suspect

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Q Hi, we are in a complex of 4 houses – different levies for each according to the sizes.  At the moment we are self-managed with myself acting as chairlady, we keep a savings account which levies go into and two signatories required to draw cash

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