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August 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 08)

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In this month's edition:
  • Legal fees and amounts added to members accounts: Video - By Anton
  • Must the trustees send levy statements to owners in sectional title schemes - By Carryn
  • Proxies - What's changed? - By Zerlinda
  • When the body corporate must pay for my repairs: Blog post - By Anton
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NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Paddocks Press Video 23: Legal fees and amounts added to members accounts

Must the trustees send levy statements to owners in sectional title schemes?
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

The adoption of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 has not altered the position that the trustees (or managing agent) should send monthly levy statements to each owner to ensure open and transparent governance, but for different reasons. Carryn unpacks the provision dealing with the functions of the body corporate in this regard.

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Proxies - What’s changed?
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

This article will look at one of the most important changes for general meetings held in sectional title schemes, namely the introduction of the limitation on the number of proxies that may be held by one person. Zerlinda explains that it is often the case that the number of proxies can mean the difference between whether the quorum requirements of the general meeting will be met, or whether the meeting will need to stand adjourned for lack of a quorum.

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When the body corporate must pay for my repairs
By Anton Kelly

Owners in sectional title schemes often think that the body corporate is automatically responsible to repair damage to their section if the damage is the result of some failure of the common property. Anton unpacks the basic maintenance and repair responsibilities, which are set out in the STSM Act.
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Join us for one of our University of Cape Town or Paddocks industry courses, presented online, throughout South Africa.

Short courses starting soon Corporate online group training Future short courses
  • 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 Tim on 021 686 3950, or email
Questions and Answers

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

1. Attendance by owner at trustee meetings
2. Inspection by a trustee

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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