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Q I live in a two bedroom 104m² unit in a sectional title complex with an adjoining garage. I have a dream - I want to build a 30m² room with a toilet, shower and double washbasins on top of my double garage. The existing roof trusses

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Q Hi, we have a special general meeting (SGM) coming up next week. Are owners who are in arrears on their levy accounts allowed to vote? – Moira A Hi Moira, according to PMR 20(2) Except for special and unanimous resolutions, a member is not entitled to vote if

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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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Q Our complex consists of nine sectional title units and 38 full-title units. We currently have insurance covering the buildings of the nine sectional title units; this premium does not form part of the levy but is shared equally between the nine owners. The insurance for

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Q I stay in a retirement village of 202 units - 139 of which are sectional title and 63 are life rights. There is some confusion under the new legislation as to whether or not the owner of the life rights units (the original developer) has 63

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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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Q My neighbour and I have a duet sectional title scheme. The body corporate (just the two of us) do not have meetings and we have our individual accounts for rates and taxes as well as electricity. We do and pay for maintenance ourselves to our individual

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Sectional title owners, trustees and managing agents should by now be aware of the new, long-awaited Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (CSOSA), the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act (STSMA) and their relevant regulations. Alan Levy, of Alan Levy Attorneys, summarises the requirements for schemes for 90

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