Hi, I'm a first-time property owner and I have plans to redo my kitchen and bathroom.
My unit is on the fifth floor - which is also the top floor of the building. My ceiling is a solid concrete slab as the roof is flat and the
Every day we receive questions from our readers pointing fingers at their bodies corporate, forgetting that, as owners, they are the body corporate! Our friends at Paddocks have similar issues, as the below article explains.
At Paddocks, we are frequently told by owners that the “body
A small, seemingly simple addition to the regulations under the Sectional Titles Act, 95 of 1986 “the Act”, has added significant consumer protection for owners in sectional title schemes that are subject to the developer’s right to extend the scheme.
The Act allows the developer of
Hi, I refer to the amendment to the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act as follows (as sent to us by our managing agent):
“Body corporate is to establish and maintain a separate MINIMUM RESERVE FUND. An amount of 10% of the monthly levy contributions must be allocated
Hi, what are the legal requirements (trustee meeting notice, quorum, etc.) for the passing of a round robin resolution by the trustees of a body corporate? - Gee
Hi Gee, a round robin trustee resolution is when they make a decision on paper – not at
Hi, I am an owner of a shareblock scheme of flats in Durban which has recently converted to sectional title (although the first transfer will only go through in a couple of months).
Our AGM is coming up soon and I need clarity on whether a
Hi, please advise on the following sectional title-related questions:
When using a proxy for a special general meeting (SGM) or annual general meeting (AGM) does the proxy need to be submitted to the body corporate/managing agent beforehand or can the proxy be submitted at the start of
Many sectional title schemes are nearing the end of their financial year (from 1 March to the last day of February) which means budgets need to be analysed very carefully for the year ahead. The increase in levies, over and above the new requirements set out in the
Will I be able to claim for usage of my parking spot by the building manager from the date the property was registered in my name which was the beginning of 2013? - Cynthia
Hi Cynthia, the parking bays in sectional title schemes are rentals. If someone
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