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Marina Constas, director, BBM Law
Residential developments not PoPI Act compliant could be fined up to R10mArticle

Community housing schemes like sectional title complexes, apartment blocks, residential estates and retirement villages must comply with the PoPI Act...

Marina Constas 3 May 2021

Community housing scheme rules also bound by Constitution
Community housing scheme rules also bound by ConstitutionArticle

Trustees and directors of community housing schemes cannot simply make up new rules by themselves...

7 Apr 2021

Can body corporates and homeowners' associations borrow money?
Can body corporates and homeowners' associations borrow money?Article

Good financial and cashflow management is crucial for well-run and efficiently operated community housing schemes, including sectional title schemes and home owners' associations...

Issued by Propell 15 Mar 2021

Reserve Fund compliance now urgent for ST schemes
Reserve Fund compliance now urgent for ST schemesArticle

Sectional title schemes that are not yet compliant with the reserve fund provisions of the Community Housing Schemes Ombud Services (CSOS) Act should rectify that position as soon as possible...

Andrew Schaefer 26 Nov 2020

Rules, regulations to consider before moving a business into your home
Rules, regulations to consider before moving a business into your homeArticle

The economic impact of Covid-19 has seen many small business owners around the world terminating their leases at shopping centres and office buildings and seeking more affordable options, including working from their homes...

23 Oct 2020

Why community housing schemes should be POPI Act compliant ASAP
Why community housing schemes should be POPI Act compliant ASAPArticle

Not much time is left for community housing schemes to comply with the POPI Act. Andrew Schaefer, MD of Trafalgar, explains how the newly-introduced sections of the Act affect sectional title schemes...

21 Oct 2020

Financial trouble looms for sectional titles with levies in arrears
Financial trouble looms for sectional titles with levies in arrearsArticle

According to Andrew Schaefer, MD of property management company Trafalgar, scores of sectional title (ST) schemes and home owners' associations (HOAs) are going to be in financial trouble soon if owners don't start making up the levy payments deferred...

31 Aug 2020

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

Rights, obligations and recourse for short-term rental properties
Rights, obligations and recourse for short-term rental propertiesArticle

"In recent years, sectional title properties have grown in popularity to become the preferred choice of holiday accommodation in most destination hotspots and therefore also the most attractive property type for buyers seeking short-term buy-to-let investments," says Brett Leon, MD of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty, Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl.

24 Dec 2019

Recovering arrear levies from defaulting home owners just got easier
Recovering arrear levies from defaulting home owners just got easierArticle

A change of legislation will now make it easier for sectional title trustees and home owners' association directors to recover arrear levies from defaulting home owners...

4 May 2018

Housing scheme fines - how to keep them from becoming a hot potato
Housing scheme fines - how to keep them from becoming a hot potatoArticle

While some home owners believe the imposition of fines in community housing schemes (CHS), like sectional title complexes and estates, helps to ensure that all residents follow the rules...

5 Mar 2018

Is it permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb?
Is it permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb?Article

The ombud for community housing schemes seems to have resolved whether it is permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb in terms of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA)...

9 Oct 2017

New laws for community housing schemes now in effect
New laws for community housing schemes now in effectArticle

Revisions to the laws governing community housing schemes became effective on Friday, 7 October 2016, and according to specialist sectional title attorney Marina Constas, homeowners and residents can expect some positive changes in the way that their developments are run...

10 Oct 2016

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