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April 2019 (Volume 14, Issue 4)

Hi Paddocks Press fan,

Short course registrations are closing soon!

The registrations for the UCT Start and Manage a Managing Agency short course is closing on 26 April 2019 and the UCT Scheme Manager - Sectional Title short course is closing on 10 May 2019.

To find out more, visit this page on our website.

In this month's edition:
  • The levy schedule: Video - By Ané de Klerk
  • End of the road debate - By Auren Freitas dos Santos
  • Body corporate meetings - Part 3 - By Paddocks
  • How many trustees should we have?: Blog post - By Ané de Klerk
Kind regards,

NEXT EDITION: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Paddocks Press Video 42: The levy schedule.

End of the road debate
By Auren Freitas dos Santos

Community schemes across the country breathe a huge sigh of relief, following the judgement handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal. In this article, Auren outlines a brief history of the case and the judgement, and highlights some important points for schemes to be cautious about regarding their rules.

Read the article

Body corporate meetings - Part 3
By Paddocks

There are three different types of meetings in sectional title schemes, namely trustee meetings, annual general meetings and all other general meetings, which are called special general meetings. In this third and final part of the series, we will unpack the special general meeting ("SGM").

Read the article
How many trustees should we have?
By Ané de Klerk

While some bodies corporate struggle to find members to selflessly offer their time to serve as trustees, others have an overwhelming amount of invested members who want to become trustees. In this article, Ané discusses the appropriate amount of trustees based on the size of the scheme.
Read the blog post

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Club questions and answers

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

1. Validity of WhatsApp trustee decisions - i.e. Resolutions without meetings.

2. Only some sections have solar panels: How do we make sure only they pay?

Graham and the team are available to answer your Community members' questions on the Club discussion forum. Get your questions answered by joining the Club today.

Read this month's Q&A.
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