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March 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 03)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

This month, Carryn unpacks applications to CSOS and prayers for relief, in the video series based on the CSOS, as well as discusses the protection of body corporate funds in her article. Zerlinda answers a number of questions relating to AGMs, and gives an introduction to retirement schemes in her latest blog post.

  1. CSOS Chief Ombud's Practice Directive No. 1 of 2017
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Paddocks Press Video 18: Applications to the CSOS and prayers for relief
Paddocks Press Video 18: Applications to the CSOS and prayers for relief

AGMs - A few questions answered
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

We were recently asked to answer a few questions relating to the responsibilities of the chairperson at the annual general meeting (“AGM”), as well as the eligibility for voting at this meeting. In this article, Zerlinda discusses a number of interesting questions.

Read the article

Protection of body corporate funds
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

If the trustees lose money or do not get the full amount of return expected on an investment, there are a few ways in which the trustees can be protected. In this article, Carryn explains the ways in which the body corporate can protect their funds.

Read the article
An introduction to retirement schemes
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

When purchasing into retirement schemes, the purchaser obtains a housing interest, however only a retired person, defined as a person who is fifty (50) years or older and the spouse of the person, may take occupation within the scheme. In this blog post, Zerlinda unpacks the 3 most popular forms of retirement schemes, being either sectional title, share block or life rights.
Read the blog post

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Questions and Answers

As we have so many interesting questions on Paddocks Club, we decided to share the following two with you:

1. Owners not paying levies
2. Lease common property and authority by trustees in terms of interest

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