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May 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 5)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

Announcing self-paced short courses!

As we aim to further our goal of professionalising the community schemes industry, we are always looking for ways to improve the experience of our short courses, designed for busy, working professionals.

That's why we have decided to introduce some of our UCT courses as self-paced courses, where you can enrol when you're ready and start on any Monday throughout the year, still with the support and guidance of your Course Coordinator and Course Instructor.

To view the available self-paced courses, scroll down to the Courses section of this newsletter.

In this month's edition:
  • CSOS Adjudication of Lamoral v Leisure Bay BC & Another: Video - By Zerlinda
  • Responsibility to repair and replace windows and doors - By Carryn
  • Does sectional title legislation apply to home owners’ associations? - By Zerlinda
  • When must an owner maintain the common property?: Blog post - By Anton
Kind regards,

P.S. Save R1,700 with the early bird promotion for the UCT Scheme Manager - Sectional Title short course. Click here to download the information pack.

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Paddocks Press Video 32: CSOS Adjudication of Lamoral v Leisure Bay Body Corporate and Another

Responsibility to repair and replace windows and doors
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

Who is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of windows and doors in sectional title schemes? In this article, Carryn addresses the financial responsibility for maintenance of the windows and doors, including garage doors.

Read the article

Does sectional title legislation apply to home owners’ associations?
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

It's a common misconception that the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act applies to home owners' associations ("HOAs"). In this article, Zerlinda discusses what law does apply to HOAs and how it applies.

Read the article
When must an owner maintain the common property?
By Anton Kelly

The basic sectional title principle that the body corporate must maintain and repair the common property and owners must maintain and repair their sections is not always followed to the letter. In this blog post, Anton outlines how to manage this situation in sectional title schemes.
Read the blog post
Last month we asked you whether you would consider self-managing your sectional title scheme in a poll on the Paddocks Facebook page.

After all the votes were counted, the results are:

39.4% said "Yes, I would"

60.6% said "No, I wouldn't"

This result is no surprise as the majority of sectional title schemes are managed by managing agents. To learn more about the lesser-known self-management of sectional title schemes, read this 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 starting soon
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. Owners installing cameras on the common property
2. Billing owners for their individual water usage within a home owners' association

Prof. 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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