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October 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 10)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

New, free seminar for owners!
On 16 November 2017, we will be hosting a free 1-hour seminar in Cape Town, aimed at educating existing and potential owners on the ins and outs of owning in a community scheme. Register to secure your place!

In this month's edition:
  • Why must I pay contributions?: Video - By Anton
  • 10 things to note when reviewing the AGM pack - Part 2 - By Carryn
  • Can a Trustee be held personally liable? - By Zerlinda
  • Trustees? Meetings? What trustees and meetings?: Blog post - By Anton
Kind regards,

P.S. Early Bird Promotion - Register and pay for the benchmark UCT Scheme Manager - Sectional Title short course by 30 November 2017, and save R2,500! The course starts on 29 January 2018.

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Paddocks Press Video 25: Why must I pay contributions?

10 things to note when reviewing the AGM pack - Part 2
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

In the first part of this article series, Carryn dealt with the first 4 of the top 10 things to take note of when reviewing the annual general meeting (“AGM”) pack, and preparing to attend the meeting. This article will guide you through the next 3.


Read the article

Can a Trustee be held personally liable?
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

In our private consulting department, we are often asked whether a sectional title trustee can be held personally liable for their actions, or failure to act, in certain circumstances. The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act has clarified this question to an extent, which was not previously dealt with under the Sectional Titles Act.

Read the article
Trustees? Meetings? What trustees and meetings?
By Anton Kelly

In Anton’s blog post, he covers the question “In our sectional title scheme, it seems there are no trustees, no meetings, and no input by the owners in its management. How can this be?”, and further explains how the functions and powers of the body corporate can also be assigned to the home or property owners’ association.
Read the blog post

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


A series of new short courses and workshops will be announced and launched soon for 2018 and 2019!

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Questions and Answers

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

1. Bad behaviour at meetings
2. May the trustees reduce levies

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.

Read this month's Q&A.
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