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September 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 09)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

New Paddocks product launch!
We've been working on a new, free feature that will assist with dispute resolution for all those involved in community schemes. Launching in early October!

In this month's edition:
  • Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Plan: Video - By Zerlinda
  • 10 things to note when reviewing the AGM pack - Part 1 - By Carryn
  • Exclusive use areas - can they still be created? - By Zerlinda
  • Sectional Title scheme management options: Blog post - By Anton
Kind regards,

P.S. Late registrations are still being accepted for the new Start and Manage a Managing Agency short course, which starts on 2 October 2017.

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Paddocks Press Video 24: Maintenance Repair and Replacement Plan
Paddocks Press Video 24: Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Plan

10 things to note when reviewing the AGM pack - Part 1
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

Every body corporate must hold an annual general meeting ("AGM") within 4 months of the end of each financial year. It can be overwhelming receiving the notice convening the AGM, with the various attachments, that together make up the “AGM pack”. This article is part 1 of a 3 part article series that will guide you through the first 4 of the top 10 things to take note of when reviewing the AGM pack.

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Exclusive use areas - can they still be created?
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

In this article, we will take a look at exclusive use areas, either registered, or created in terms of rules, in sectional title schemes. It has recently become clear that there is misconception that exists regarding exclusive use areas, created and allocated in terms of a scheme’s registered, or now approved, rules. Zerlinda looks at this question, in light of what is seen as an exclusive use area, how it is registered or created, and who must maintain and repair it.

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Sectional Title scheme management options
By Anton Kelly

There is a surprising variety of options the owners in a sectional title scheme have regarding who manages their scheme. This is especially so in small schemes, particularly those that are well funded. Anton explains what options owners have with regards to the management of their scheme.
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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 * Late registrations are still open!

Corporate online group training Future short courses
  • Community Scheme Financial Manager
  • Community Scheme Occupational Health and Safety
  • Sectional Title Scheme Development
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. No AGM quorum achieved
2. Insurance excess

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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