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November 2016 (Volume 11, Issue 11)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

This Friday saw the close of the first presentation of our Sectional Title Bridging short course. We had 228 students participate, of which 97% successfully completed the course. There were 1,626 discussion forum posts made over the 4-weeks. Should you wish to join us on the next presentation, please click here for more information.
In this month's edition, I wanted to share a Paddocks Club video, where I unpack transitional issues. In part 2 of Zerlinda's article series with regards to the STSM Act, she explains the maintenance, repair and replacement plan. Carryn covers the hot topic of quorum requirements, and Anton explains the access requirements for disabled persons in sectional title schemes, in his blog post.

Kind regards,

P.S. Note our offices will be closed over the festive season from 16 December 2016 till 3 January 2017!

LAST 2016 EDITION: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Paddocks Press Video: Transitional issues
* Due to the legislation changes, the video series on meetings will continue at a later stage.

Sectional title management ‘popular industry’ changes: Part 2 Maintenance, repair and replacement plan
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

This article will look at the requirement for bodies corporate to prepare a written maintenance, repair and replacement plan (“MR&R plan”) for the common property. It includes the requirements, content, and formula of the plan, as well as the effective date and the trustee report.


Read the article

Quorum requirements in terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

This article unpacks the requirements to form a quorum and to make the proceedings at a meeting valid. PMR 57 and 58 contained in Annexure 8 to the Regulations made under the ST Act, dealt with the quorum requirement for general meetings of the body corporate. These two rules have been combined to form the basis of the new PMR 19 contained in Annexure 1 to the Regulations made under the STSM Act.

Read the article
Access for disabled persons in sectional title schemes
By Anton Kelly

In this blog post, Anton explains that many of the changes to the building regulations over the years address safety issues. A complicating factor is the concern with accommodating people who have disabilities, and so the question facing bodies corporate of residential schemes is whether they are obliged to install wheelchair ramps, handrails in passages and so on.
Read the blog post

Join us, for one of our University of Cape Town or Paddocks industry courses, presented online, throughout South Africa.

NEW courses launched
Short courses starting soon - With updated legislation Corporate online group training Upcoming short courses
  • Start and Manage a Sectional Title Managing Agency  |  Starts: TBC
  • Community Scheme Financial Manager  |  Starts: TBC
  • Community Scheme Occupational Health and Safety  |  Starts: TBC
  • Sectional Title Scheme Development  |  Starts: TBC
For further information, please contact Dino on 021 686 3950, or email
Questions and Answers

As we have so many interesting questions on Paddocks Club, we decided to share the following two with you:

1. Damage caused by blocked gutters
2. Can matters decided at a SGM in terms of Section 27 and Section 27A be revised?

Prof. Paddock and the team are available to answer the Community members' questions on the Paddocks Club discussion forum. Get your questions answered by joining Paddocks Club today.

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