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Orders handed down by CSOS arbitrators that relate to “specific performance” can be enforced only by the High Court. A practice directive signed last year by the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Chief Ombudsman states that “an adjudication order for specific performance relates to an order

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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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The Permanent Trust Property Group of the Western Cape has acknowledged unconditionally in a settlement signed at a CSOS dispute resolution hearing that it had contravened the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act of 2011 by making a payment to Dr Johannes George Coetzee for repairs

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Growing up, my next door neighbours were obnoxiously loud – whether it was the father’s Kawasaki Ninja roaring off to work in the mornings or my friend’s older brother’s band playing drum-heavy original music or their semi-amateur covers of Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana. Our house was

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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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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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