Our trustees have decided to increase our levies by 20% per annum. If you are an owner, not one of the trustees, do you have a say in the increase of levies? - Betsie
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Imagine coming home to a white envelope slipped under your door with the signature of your managing agent and your name just below it. Inside is bold, red typeface notifying you of a R500 fine for exceeding the 35km/h speed limit within the estate. Following
Quick question: Fumigation service was provided to 4 units in our sectional title complex. Because no other units benefited, and it was paid for out of the general maintenance budget, we are all in effect paying for this service. Can owners of the specific units
Hi, I was a trustee previously and decided to not be one in the new financial year at my complex.
Yet, at the AGM I made myself clear and asked that it be minuted that I as an owner have the right to receive the monthly
We have recently had an eight-month late AGM. The contents of the minutes are nowhere close to the “actual discussions” that did or did not take place. One issue which, as owners, we are very concerned about would be our home insurance and the replacement
Hi, I recently purchased a house in a complex, which is yet to be built. The body corporate has emailed me a statement for levies that must be paid. Is the homeowner supposed to pay the full levy even though the house is not even
Hi, I just want to find out if I can have a claim against a body corporate if I find my car damaged while parked in the complex undercover parking area. The complex has 24-hour security which is supposed to patrol throughout the complex. I suspect
Sectional title life is generally considered affordable, convenient, safe and is a popular choice for anyone from bachelors to retirees - and everyone in between.
But it does become a challenge when homeowners from vastly different walks of life have to live together, find common ground
Hi, Please explain what exactly the difference is between a homeowners’ association (HOA) and a body corporate? - Yolande
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
Holiday letting in apartment blocks is not permitted in Cape Town in terms of the city’s Municipal Planning By-law (MPBL) together with its policies and frameworks, says Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member: Transport and Urban Development.
Responding to questions from HomeTimes regarding the growing proliferation