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A trustee of a sectional title development in Kyalami who took the body corporate to the Community Schemes Ombud after being charged a full month’s interest on his levy that he paid one day late has won his case. Stressing that the matter was brought to

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An arbitrator, in an application brought to the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) by the owner of a unit in a KwaZulu-Natal sectional title complex against the trustees of the complex, has found that the trustees’ decision to refuse her permission to install her air

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Cape Town’s highly publicised water shortage has caused more than just the dams to dry up. Local experts say demand for property in the region has also suffered in the wake of the Western Cape’s driest years in living memory. Thankfully, with winter rains finally beginning to turn the tide on water availability in

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  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

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Q Hi, I am an owner in a townhouse complex. With regard to exclusivity of private gardens what is the owner responsible for if a wall is coming down. Is it the owner or body corporate’s responsibility? We are in a situation where we have flats and villas. Any

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Q Hi, I recently received a notice of a Special General Meeting from the trustees in a sectional title scheme where I own a unit. They plan on changing the conduct rules by adding an Annexure to it. After going through it some points seems unfair that

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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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