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The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) today embarked on a national roadshow to educate the public and property owners in community schemes on their rights and obligations. The national roadshow kicked off today (19 September 2017) in Potchefstroom. The CSOS will be using the roadshow to register

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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 In short, our Sectional Title Scheme is located within an Estate. The body corporate of the scheme manages the day to day activities and levies are also paid to the estate's homeowners association. The necessary written approval was obtained from the trustees of the body corporate

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Q Hi, we are a homeowners' association (HOA) registered in terms of Section 29 of the Municipal Ordinance of LUPO Act 15 of 1985 (Common Law HOA). In terms of the CSOS legislation we are a community scheme. Are we obliged to take out fidelity insurance?

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Q Hi, please help me! An owner has called a special general meeting (SGM) tonight to increase the number of trustees from two to five (financial year end is June). I have three questions: #1 Can she give her proxy to her father who is a non-resident or owner? #2 Can

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Q We are in a complex of three houses which is run by a common law homeowners association (HOA). My question is do we have to register our HOA with the CSOS if we are not registered [as a non-profit company] and therefore do not have

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Q Hi, we are in a complex of three houses which is run by a common law homeowners association (HOA). The levy is R500 so presumably our CSOS levy is zero? My question is do we have to register our HOA with the CSOS? - Tony A Hi

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Q We have recently bought a full-title home in a complex of six houses (all full-title). The houses are built in three blocks of two houses, with each block sharing a common garage wall and a common roof. There is a common driveway of about 100m

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