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August 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 08)

Hello Paddocks Press Fan,

We mentioned last month that we have been very busy with some exciting developments - here are some updates:
  • Did you know that the majority of Paddocks courses now count toward the EAAB's CPD points?
  • We have also been appointed as consultants to the CSOS Chief Ombud, Mr. Themba Mthethwa, and his executive management team.
Included in this edition are some great articles, and Anton explains what happened with the Van Rooyen v Hillandale Homeowners Association court case in the video below - which covers how the HOA stopped a tenant from buying electricity as the owner hadn’t paid a fine.

All the best,

P.S. We are running a great promotion - sign up and pay for either the UCT Sectional Title Meetings course or the Sectional Title Trustee Training course, and get any Paddocks book of your choice. Hurry, there are only 20 books up for grabs!
Paddocks Press Video 2: Van Rooyen v Hillandale Homeowners Association - Paddocks
Paddocks Press Video 2: Van Rooyen v Hillandale Homeowners Association

Advantages of Arbitration
By Carryn Melissa Durham

Any dispute between the body corporate and an owner, or between owners, arising out of the Sectional Titles Act, the Management Rules, or the Conduct Rules can be determined by arbitration. In this article Carryn discusses some of the advantages to arbitration.


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Aspects of new HOAs the initial buyers should know
By Anton Kelly

In almost all Home Owners’ Associations the infrastructure is owned by the association. Did you know that this includes the erven on which the internal roads are built, the services reticulation systems, and the security provisions? Read this article to find out more aspects of new Home Owners’ Associations the initial buyers should know.

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"Bucket accounts" - Are they legal?
By Zerlinda van der Merwe
Many managing agents make use of a centralised trust account, into which individual members (of each managed sectional title scheme) deposits their levy and other contributions. However, they are only permitted to do so if they meet certain requirements. This article explains exactly what is required from a managing agent to be able to make use of a “bucket account”.
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Join us, for one of our University of Cape Town or Paddocks industry courses, presented throughout South Africa.

Starting soon online
Courses (NEW) For further information, please contact Liam on 021 686 3950, or email
Questions and Answers

This month, two questions were raised that we thought would be of interest:

1. The use of a verandah on the top unit
2. Limiting power supply of owners in arrears

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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