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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

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Q 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

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Q 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 A Hi Gee, a round robin trustee resolution is when they make a decision on paper – not at

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Q 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

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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

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Q 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 A Hi Cynthia, the parking bays in sectional title schemes are rentals. If someone

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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 Good day, is the CSOS levy applicable to the security portion of the monthly levy as well. We have two separate entries on our monthly bill: The monthly levy and the security levy. - Bennie A Hi Bennie, yes the CSOS levy is calculated on the total monthly

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Q Hi, my parents are living in a retirement village in Durbanville, Cape Town. They have received a notice that they must pay, over and above their normal levy, the levy for the Community Schemes Ombud as well. This is a lot of money for retired people

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