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December 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 12)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

It's that time of the year already, where we start finishing off work and take a well-deserved break. On that note, our offices will be closing at 12pm on Tuesday 15 December 2015 and will re-open on Monday 4 January 2016.
Included in this video edition, you will hear from our consulting team, as they reflect on the year and bid you farewell.

We wish you and your families all the happiness over this festive season and please travel safely!

Happy holidays,

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday 27 January 2015
Paddocks Press Video: 2015 Year-end

Visitors in Sectional Title Schemes
By Carryn Melissa Durham

In this article, Carryn discusses how 'visitors' are not defined in the Sectional titles Act or prescribed rules. Paddocks Club member, Myburgh, then goes on to define a visitor as “anybody not permanently resident in the scheme.” Carryn adds that a visitor is any person who is an invited guest of any of the owners or occupiers and that there are many categories of visitors.

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Homeowners' Associations - Building penalties
By Zerlinda van der Merwe

In this article, Zerlinda warns buyers to be careful when purchasing an erf/plot/stand within a Homeowners’ Association. She adds that you need to ensure that you have read and understood the provisions of the HOA’s Constitution or Memorandum of Incorporation.


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Checklist for managing agent contract
By Anton Kelly
Not all sectional title schemes have a written contract with their managing agent! Anton explains that the Prescribed management rules (PMR) 46 and 47 deal with the appointment of a managing agent and the revocation of the contract.
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Questions and answers

Here are two interesting discussions held on Paddocks Club, this month:

1. Servitude
2. Maintenance and repair of pipes

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