Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. The issue (Volume 6, Issue 11) has a number of articles of interest, including:
Disclosure of member contact details - Anton Kelly
Can members' contact details be given out?
It frequently happens that a member in a sectional title scheme or a home owners’ association (HOA) asks either the managing agent or the trustees or directors (executives) for the contact details for all the other members. Can they do this?
In this article, Anton outlines what the prescribed rules under the Sectional Titles Act and the Companies Act state about making member contact details available to others.
Material damage and property liability - Rian Pienaar
Insurance for HOAs and sectional schemes
While bodies corporate are regulated by the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986, there is no national legislation in South Africa for home owners’ associations (HOAs). These associations are either registered as non-profit companies in terms of the Companies Act or regulated in terms of a municipal ordinance. Yet, in practice, there is only one insurance policy, known as the Sectional Title Insurance Policy, that is issued by underwriters for both sectional title entities as well as HOAs.
Q&A with the Professor
Monthly Q&A - Prof Graham Paddock
This month, we cover the following topics in our Q&A section:
- Who is liable for insurance excess?
- Owner wants to move kitchen window frame.