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Resolutions

Nature and Scope of Body Corporate rules

Cannabis use in Complexes

Rules and Procedures for trustees meetings

Myths in sectional title living

How to remove permission to keep a pet

What the sectional title act states regarding valuations

Latest on short term rentals

Drones and invasion of privacy

Diving into the scheme’s maintenance, repair and replacement fund when your back’s against the wall

New swimming pool safety requirements

Security Tips

The Chairman – King of the castle or just another knight at the round table?

Home Owners Association vs Body corporates

Scheme management solely by an executive managing agent

6 Tips to keep playgrounds safe

High court ruling has big implications for gated estates

The Community Schemes Ombud Services and Disputes

Short Term Rentals

Authorising use change in sectional title

Dealing with exclusive use issues

Can a body corporate impose fines? Fining rules in sectional title complexes

CSOS-A service or costly frustration

What type of bank accounts are allowed and required

Can Trustees be held personally liable

Exclusive use areas - can they still be created?

Proxies-Whats Changed

Budgeting Tips for sectional title schemes

AGM-A few Questions awnsered

New rules regarding water charges

Maintenance of commomn property

Dear All I would just like to bring to your attention the fact that at present we are experiencing major difficulties with the municipality and paying accounts. We have in fact hardly received any statements and very few are available on line. As such we have had to resort to phoning in to just get a balance to pay Over and above this the due dates for payments appear to have been changed and the date payable last month no longer applies to this month We are trying as hard as possible to ensure all is paid but please do understand if a payment is made later then the due date that will hopefully appear when we finally receive statements Attached is an article from the municipality giving their reasons as to what is happening.

Owners failure to maintain their section

Executive Managing Agent

CSOS-Failure to comply

SMOKE, SMELLS & SMART ALECS IN SECTIONAL TITLE

Trustees Fiduciary Duties

CSOS newslettter

Short Term Rentals

Administrative effects of a change to the PQ schedule

Who is Responsible for boundry walls

Minutes Of Meetings

Levy contributions need to be authorized by trustee resolutions

Interest charged to late payers

General meeting

Trustees desicions

Alterations to property

Chairperson

Pets

Long Term Budgeting

Change in management rules

Labour Act

Generators

Security in a complex

Trustees voting requirements

conduct rules

General meeting requirements

Insurance and trustees

Constitutional rights

Solar Panels

labour regulations

Importance of Trustee resolutions for levy contributions

Withholding of levies

Security Cameras Vs Residents Privacy

Insurance Claims Settlements

Managing Agent Contract Termination

Visitors Parking Bays

Community Scheme ombud service act

Can Trustees evict an owners tenants

3 ways for trustees to take resolutions

Insurance

Dealing with visitors to the complex

Ritual Slaughtering

The responsibility of the managing agent

To claim or not to claim

Notice,quorams and voting issues at AGM

Can speeding fines be charged

Online meetings for trustees

Ombudswman to be appointed for residential complexes

Owners responsibilty regarding water leaks

Petty Cash

We are pleased to announce that we have in partnership with FNB developed a method to avoid any hassles in regards

Draft regulations

As you may be aware the proposed changes to the Sectional title management act have been issued. These changes if approved will have far reaching effect on both Sectional title schemes and Home Owner associations One of the major innovations is the formation of an ombudsman for the industry. This if done correctly will I think be of great benefit for all. One of the issues with this is that all owners will now have to pay a monthly fee and the proposed fee is set out as per below The prescribed monthly levy payable by every unit within a community scheme is as follows: Municipal Valuation of Unit Monthly Levy Payable Zero to R 500 000 R 0.00 R 500 001 to R600 000 R 3.40 R600 001 to R 700 000 R 6.80 R700 001 to R 800 000 R10.20 R800 001 to R 900 000 R13.60 R900 001 to R 1 000 000 R17.00 R 1 000 001 to R1 250 000 R25.50 R 1 250 001 to R1 500 000 R34.00 R1 500 001 to R1 750 000 R42.50 R 1 750 001 to R 2 000 000 R51.00 R 2 000 001 to R 2 250 000 R59.50 R 2 250 001 to R 2 500 000 and above R68.00 The attached article deals with other proposed changes in the regulations The one new change as discussed in the article is that in future all complexes are going to have to create a regulated reserve fund and maintenance plan. As stated these are the proposed rules and any one can put in an objection within 30 days as from 5 October If any one wishes to see the full proposed draft simply log onto our web site and click on Compeg advice and if you have any queries on these new draft regulations please do not hesitate to contact me

Decisions in Homeowers Associations

Issues around parking

Advantages of arbitration

JHB emergency numbers

Voting rights at AGM

Trees in complexes

Home Owners Associations

This article concerns the legalities of home owner associations for residential estates

Signing of documentation

Although a body corporate is a legal entity it needs duly authorised representatives to sign documents and the attached deals with how and who can sign on behalf of the body corporate

By-Laws for pools

Dear Trustees The attached article is a follow up on the previous article regarding the proposed by- laws for pools. It appears that this matter is no longer an issue.

Special levies,Special meeting

Contract

Staff Loans

If the body corporate employ their own staff, then requests for loans is certain to arise and that is what our article This week deals with

Trustees rules

We attached this week?s article which article which deals with trustees rule making

By-Laws for swimmiong pools

Dear Trustees This week?s article is a continuation of our previous article on the new laws regarding swimming pools. As and when more info becomes available we will let all know

Remuneration

Dear Trustees This week?s article concerns a subject that I am sure everyone has at least thought of .That is can trustees receive remuneration for all their hard work

trustees consent

It is of vital importance that any resolutions of trustees are concluded in the correct manner so as to avoid any future issues and this is the subject of todays article

New Propsed By- Laws for swimming pools

If you have a swimming pool in your complex or even in your unit, please read the attached article on the proposed new by- laws for swimming pools

Maintaining control in general meetings

The article this week looks at how to do try ensure general meetings run smoothly and effectively If anyone has any further ideas on this sometimes very difficult area please let us know

maintenace vs improvements

Compliments of the season and I hope all have a very good year The article this week looks what is regarded as maintenance and what is regarded as improvements.

Legal Fees

Unfortunately in most complexes there comes a time when legal action becomes necessary to take against owners who are in arrears with their levies. This week?s article covers on what legal fees are recoverable from that owner concerned

Helping trustees make decisions

We very often see major arguments between trustees and owners when owners do not agree with decision made by trustees. To try help with this matter this week?s article hopefully will help trustees when having to make certain difficult decisions
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