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Out with the old, in with the new - body corporate rules
Out with the old, in with the new - body corporate rulesArticle

Many owners of a unit in sectional title schemes, especially those schemes opened before 7 October 2016, remain confused as to which body corporate rules apply to their scheme...

Lisa Tonini 19 Apr 2021

Impact of POPI Act on community housing schemes
Impact of POPI Act on community housing schemesArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act), now in effect, has significant implications for owners, tenants and executives in community housing schemes...

3 Jul 2020

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Why the role of homeowners' association directors shouldn't be taken lightlyArticle

To serve as a director of your homeowners' association is a role that should not be taken lightly...

1 Feb 2019

New online programme in sectional title management to be launched in 2019
New online programme in sectional title management to be launched in 2019Article

The Introductory Programme in Sectional Title Management - a groundbreaking online programme specifically developed for the sectional title industry - will be launched in 2019...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 12 Sep 2018

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How different regulations affect ST schemes and homeowner's associationsArticle

Marina Constas explains how innovations and special provisions that apply to sectional title apartments and town houses do not necessarily apply to homeowners' associations...

4 Jun 2018

Who is responsible for sectional title repairs - owner or body corporate?
Who is responsible for sectional title repairs - owner or body corporate?Article

Owners in sectional title schemes often think that the body corporate is automatically responsible to repair damage to their section if the damage is the result of some failure of the common property...

Anton Kelly 10 May 2018

Paddocks launches free online CSOS dispute resolution guide
Paddocks launches free online CSOS dispute resolution guideArticle

Paddocks has released its Guide to CSOS Applications for Dispute Resolution - a new, free online guide designed to help bridge the gap in knowledge on the CSOS dispute resolution process...

22 Oct 2017

Body corporates need to protect funds
Body corporates need to protect fundsArticle

All sectional title schemes are obliged to have two separate funds: a day-to-day administrative fund and a reserve fund and these funds need to be protected and invested wisely to guard the viability of the property...

6 Jun 2017

New sectional title regulations leave owners, agents confused
New sectional title regulations leave owners, agents confusedArticle

The Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), which came into operation on 7 October 2016, has left many sectional title owners and managing agents confused, according to SAICA...

5 Feb 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Legal
#BestofBiz 2016: LegalArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal portal over the past year below.

9 Dec 2016

Steyn City apartments
Deadline looms for sectional title management, rules submissionsArticle

Sectional title sales, as a percentage of South Africa's total home sales, rose from 22% in 2010 to 28.4% in early-2016, and there are no signs of this trend abating...

8 Dec 2016

New sectional titles legislation to boost demand, prices
New sectional titles legislation to boost demand, pricesArticle

The much anticipated Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act that came into operation at the start of October are both vital for this property sector, says Sean Guy, manager of the Seeff Southern Suburbs Sectional Title Division...

10 Nov 2016

Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act
Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service ActArticle

On 7 October 2016, the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act was brought into force, which applies to South Africans living housing schemes, where the use of and responsibility for land and buildings is shared...

Justine Krige 17 Oct 2016

What you need to know right now about the STSM Act
What you need to know right now about the STSM ActArticle

Owners in sectional title schemes can expect their levy payments to increase...

14 Oct 2016

NAMA meets with CSOS: pictured at the meeting are (from left) Khwezi Ngwenya, Coenie Groenewald, Marco De Oliveira, Themba Mthetwa, Advocate Nomazotsho Memani, Marina Constas, Dinkie Dube, Ndivhuo Rabuli and Brad Cowie
Cost effective dispute resolution for community schemes sectorArticle

According to specialist sectional title attorney Marina Constas, recent discussions on the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act between various stakeholders have heralded good news...

8 Jul 2016

Managing agents' credibility in spotlight at indaba
Managing agents' credibility in spotlight at indabaArticle

The National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) Indaba is fast becoming the most prestigious event on the sectional title calendar...

12 Aug 2015

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