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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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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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The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 contains a new set of regulations and thus also a few new definitions within the rules. Important definitions are the following: “Primary section” is defined as a section to be used for human occupation as a residence, office,

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The Community Scheme Ombud Service Act and the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act were each gazetted one month ago. While these acts have certain things in common, there is confusion as to which regulations refer to which acts and how they apply to share scheme

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According to the new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act all sectional title schemes, no matter the size, must have their financial records audited each year and these must be presented at the Annual General Meeting – which should be held within four months of the

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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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