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February 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 2)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

Introducing the UCT Sectional Title and HOA Dispute Resolution workshop!
Disputes within community schemes can often turn your dream home into a nightmare and prevent you from fully enjoying life within your community scheme. This 2-day workshop is designed to give you an understanding of how disputes that arise in community schemes can be resolved, either by the parties themselves or with the assistance of the Community Schemes Ombud Service. Click here to learn more.

In this month's edition:
  • Sectional, building and promotional plans: Video - By Anton
  • Guidelines for choosing a managing agent - By Graham
  • Authorising use change in sectional title - By Carryn
  • Why is the audit a problem in sectional title schemes?: Blog post - By Anton
Kind regards,

P.S. Save up to R1,700 before Friday with our early bird promotions for the UCT Scheme Manager - Sectional Title online short course. Click here to download the information pack.

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Video Tutorial 29: Sectional, building and promotional plans - Paddocks
Paddocks Press Video 29: Sectional, building and promotional plans

Guidelines for choosing a managing agent
By Prof. Graham Paddock

Looking to choose a new property manager for your sectional title or HOA scheme? Here’s what you need to know to choose the right managing agent or agency for the job.

Read the article

Authorising use change in sectional title
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

In this article, Carryn discusses what to do when owners use parts of their sections or exclusive use areas for a purpose other than it was originally intended for.

Read the article
Why is the audit a problem in sectional title schemes?
By Anton Kelly

The annual general meeting is frequently late in sectional title schemes and the most common reason given is that the audit has not been completed. So why is it such a problem to get the audit done in four months? In this article, Anton unpacks common problems that delay the audit.
Read the blog post

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


A series of new UCT short courses and workshops are now available!

Short courses and workshops starting soon * Early Bird Promotions!

Please contact Timothy on 021 686 3950, or email for more information.
Questions and answers

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

1. Damages caused by a tenant in a sectional title complex
2. Raising exclusive use area parking levies

Prof. Paddock and the team are available to answer the 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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