Paddocks Press is an ad hoc free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. The current issue (Volume 4, Issue 2) has a number of articles of interest, including:
Leaking balconies in sectional title schemes - Jennifer Paddock looks at the ins and outs of waterproofing, maintaining and repairing damaged caused by problem balconies. Who these costs are borne by is dependent on its situation/classification of which three are discussed:
1) The balconies form part of the owners sections.
2) The balconies are common property subject to exclusive use rights.
3) The balcony is unregulated common property.
Quorums and the value of votes: Proposed changes to prescribed management rules 53, 57 and 64 - Charles Baker looks at the calculation of quorums and the value of votes in terms of the prescribed management rules, finds these provisions ambiguous and makes suggestions as to how they should be amended to make more sense. Charles has made these suggestions to the Sectional Titles Regulations Board, so if you support his views, you may want to write to the office of he Chief Registrar of Deeds supporting him. If you disagree with him, even more reason to write to the Chief Registrar's office and give your views.
Chris Farley - In memoriam.
Waterproofing unenclosed balconies - Rob Paddock explains what has to be done in order to thoroughly waterproof unenclosed balconies.
Q & A with the Professor - Professor Graham Paddock replies to a number of questions including:
- Taking control of adjoining land for security purposes.
- Getting a "new" scheme properly managed.
- Scheme joining "CID"?