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December 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 12)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

Paddocks office is closing on Friday!

Just a reminder that we will be closing for the holidays on Friday, 14 December 2018 and returning on 7 January 2019. We hope you have a safe and happy festive season.

In this month's edition:
  • Highlights for Paddocks in 2018: Video - By Graham Paddock
  • Management of a body corporate - Part 3 - By Zerlinda van der Merwe
  • Mythbusters - The sectional title edition - Part 1 - By Ané de Klerk
  • Sectional title scheme management can be hard!: Blog post - By Paddocks
Kind regards,

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Paddocks Press Video 39: Highlights for Paddocks in 2018

Management of a body corporate -
Part 3: Physical management

By Zerlinda van der Merwe

This is the third and final article in the series, which deal with the management of a sectional title scheme. We first looked at the financial and administrative management of a body corporate. In this article, we will be looking at the physical management of a body corporate.

Read the article

Mythbusters - The sectional title  edition - Part 1
By Ané de Klerk

Some myths are so entrenched in popular belief that we are stunned when they are proved inaccurate. In this first edition of this two part series, we address 3 common myths members of bodies corporate tend to live by.

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Sectional title scheme management can be hard!
By Paddocks
There are various factors that can make management of a sectional title scheme difficult but fighting among owners and trustees is one of the more unpleasant. The end result can be polarisation among the owners with one faction extremely dissatisfied with an executive committee that has enough support to be re-elected every year. Another, perhaps more common result is that no one wants to serve as a trustee. Both of these situations can lead to some owners considering outside control of the scheme. In this blog post, we discuss their options..
Read the blog post

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

Short courses starting soon Self-paced short courses
Please contact Timothy on 021 686 3950, or email for more information.

Club questions and answers

With all the interesting questions on the Club, we decided to share the following two with you:

1. Are items in the administrative reserve fund budget 'ring-fenced'?

2. Can trustees increase levies by more than 10% per annum?

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

Read this month's Q&A.
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