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March 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 3)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

Are you Airbnb-ing over the Easter weekend?
With companies like Airbnb and, it has never been easier to find weekend accommodation or short-term tenants. Due to the income benefits, it is a popular trend in sectional title schemes, but not everybody is a "happy camper" when it comes to short-term letting. Read more on short-term letting in sectional title schemes in this article.

In this month's edition:
  • CSOS Adjudication Faurie v Sheraton Body Corporate: Video - By Carryn
  • The Community Schemes Ombud Service and disputes - By Zerlinda
  • 11 actions trustees can approve in sectional title - By Carryn
  • Electing a home owners’ association director: Blog post - By Anton
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NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Paddocks Press Video 30: CSOS Adjudication Faurie v Sheraton Body Corporate

The Community Schemes Ombud Service and Disputes
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

The Community Schemes Ombud Service deals with a range of disputes, which fall within categories of Orders that the CSOS appointed Adjudicator can make. In this article, Zerlinda unpacks the Community Schemes Ombud Service and disputes.

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Eleven things the trustees can approve

11 actions trustees can approve in sectional title
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

Once the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 came into effect, the actions trustees were empowered to approve was reduced. In this article, Carryn discusses 11 actions that trustees can approve within sectional title schemes.

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Electing a home owners’ association director
By Anton Kelly

You might still hear of home owners' associations being referred to as "section 21" companies. This is because non-profit companies were dealt with in section 21 of the previously applicable Companies Act. Today, they are known as non-profit companies and as companies, the Companies Act 71 of 2008 applies. In this blog post, we will look at what you need to know when electing a director.
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