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July 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 07)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

New course launch:
We have launched an 8-week short course on how to Start and Manage a Sectional Title Managing Agency. Be an early bird, register now and save R1,510!

In this month's edition:
  • Read the press release with regards to the new course - By Paddocks
  • Insurance requirements under the STSM Act: video - By Zerlinda
  • Consequences of a scheme's failure to comply with the CSOS Act - By Zerlinda
  • Installing a borehole in sectional title schemes: blog post - By Carryn
Kind regards,

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Paddocks Press Video 22: Insurance
Paddocks Press Video 22: Insurance

Press release: Paddocks launch a new online course on starting your own property managing agency
By Paddocks

In an economy where most markets are in steady decline, the property market continues to show rapid growth. That’s what makes starting a property managing agency a great business opportunity in South Africa. The Start and Manage a Sectional Title Managing Agency online short course focusses on ‘managing agency’ as a business. 

Read the article

Community Schemes Ombud Service: Failure to comply
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

The CSOS Act has set out a number of requirements that must be complied with by community schemes across the country, and certain requirements have deadlines which must further be met. In this article, Zerlinda will focus on the consequences of not complying.


Read the article
Installing a borehole in sectional title schemes
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

With the load shedding and interrupted electricity supply last year, Paddocks was inundated with queries on how bodies corporate could install generators in their schemes. With the severe water shortages this year, Carryn answers a number of questions relating to the process that needs to be followed with the installation of boreholes in sectional title schemes.
Read the blog post

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

Short courses starting soon *** Early Bird Promotion

Corporate online group training Future short courses
  • 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

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

1. Swopping registered exclusive use areas
2. Maintenance reserves 

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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