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October 2016 (Volume 11, Issue 10)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

We've been extremely busy with the launch of the new Sectional Title Bridging short course, which has over 200 students participating in the October presentation. The discussion forums are buzzing with great questions. Sign up for the January presentation, by clicking here.
 
In this month's edition, I've unpacked the legislation changes in the video, as well as given an overview on the CSOS Act in my article. Zerlinda explains the reserve fund under the STSM Act, and Anton explains the use of electronic communication in schemes, in his blog post.

Kind regards,
Graham

P.S. The promotion for the upcoming presentation of UCT Scheme Manager - Sectional Title short course, ends 31 October 2016. Sign up now and save R2,500! T&Cs apply.

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Video Tutorial 264: Legislation Updates - Paddocks
Paddocks Press Video: Legislation updates
* Due to the legislation changes, the video series on meetings will continue at a later stage.

Community Scheme Ombud Service - An overview
By Prof. Graham Paddock



The Community Scheme Ombud Service Act, No. 9 of 2011 (“the CSOS Act”) came into force on 7 October 2016. Graham gives an overview of the CSOS Act, the purpose for the Community Scheme Ombud Service, and how you can contact them.

 

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Sectional title management 'popular industry' changes: Part 1 Reserve funds
By Zerlinda van der Merwe


In the Paddocks consulting department, we are often asked the same questions relating to the changes in sectional title administration and management, as introduced by the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (“the STSMA”). Zerlinda will unpack these changes in a series of articles, starting with reserve funds.

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Electronic communication in community schemes
By Anton Kelly

In this blog post, Anton explains that the reality in the management of community schemes these days is the use of electronic communication methods between members and the governing body of the scheme – whether this method of communication for specific purposes is strictly permissible or not.
 
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Join us, for one of our University of Cape Town or Paddocks industry courses, presented online, throughout South Africa.




NEW courses launched
Short courses starting soon - With updated legislation Corporate online group training Upcoming short courses
  • Start and Manage a Sectional Title Managing Agency  |  Starts: TBC
  • Community Scheme Financial Manager  |  Starts: TBC
  • Community Scheme Occupational Health and Safety  |  Starts: TBC
  • Sectional Title Scheme Development  |  Starts: TBC
     
For further information, please contact Dino on 021 686 3950, or email dino@paddocks.co.za.
Questions and Answers

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

1. Plants obstructing the view
2. Can a body corporate apply for a court order against an owner / tenant


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.

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