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December 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 12)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

What a year for community schemes!
2017 saw the first full year of the community scheme legislation play out and what a significant year it was. Watch the wrap-up video where our CEO, Deborah van Veyeren takes you through the 2017 highlights.

In this month's edition:
  • Paddocks 2017 Year-end: Video - By Deborah
  • Fining rules in sectional title schemes - By Carryn
  • How to extend your boundaries in sectional title - By Zerlinda
  • Are the rules and architectural guidelines in your HOA binding?: Blog post - By Anton
We wish you and your family a wonderful festive season ahead!

Happy holidays,

P.S. Our offices will closing on Friday, 15 December 2017.  We reopen on Thursday, 4 January 2018 with skeleton staff and are all back from Monday, 8 January 2018.

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Paddocks Press Video 2017 Year-end Video
Paddocks Press Video 27: 2017 Year-end Video

Can a body corporate impose fines? Fining rules in sectional titles
By Dr Carryn Melissa Durham

In this article, Carryn explains whether or not a body corporate can legally impose fining rules and what it takes for a fine to be legally binding on the body corporate, enforceable and the fine recoverable.

Read the article

How to extend your boundaries in sectional title
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

In this article, Zerlinda explains what to do when you want to make alterations that involve extending a section by increasing the boundaries or floor area of your sectional title unit.

Read the article
Are the rules and architectural guidelines in your HOA binding?
By Anton Kelly

Almost all home owners’ associations (HOAs) have additional governance documentation other than the constitution if it is a common law association, or the memorandum of incorporation (MOI) if the HOA is a non-profit company. In this blog, Anton explains how to ensure rules are binding on members.
Read the blog post

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Questions and Answers

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

1. E-Mail Proxying
2. Unanimous Resolution - does the normal no quorum provisions apply?

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