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Paddocks Press – October 2013

7 November 2013

Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. The issue (Volume 8, Issue 10) has a number of articles of interest, including:

Special levies - Anton Kelly
What for? Who Decides? Who Pays?
Most people who buy sectional title units understand very little about the liabilities and responsibilities unique to this kind of property ownership. But the thing they usually have heard about is the monthly levy, and the one they’ve heard about and - justifiably - dread is the special levy.

In this article, Anton discusses special levies in sectional title schemes, including requirements for trustees' raising a special levy as well as liability provisions.

Mystrata and Paddocks announce South African partnership - Press release
New Specialised Property Management Software 
Global technology company, Mystrata, announced today that it has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Paddocks, an online training and consultancy company for the sectional title and home owners’ association (HOA) industry in South Africa.

Mystrata’s specialised property management software is now available throughout South Africa.

Thinking inside the box - Blog post - Jennifer Paddock
How to Take Trustee Decisions via Email
Trustee decisions can be taken by round robin resolution. The Sectional Titles Act and prescribed rules do not specifically state that trustee decisions can be taken via email, but in practice this is how many trustees choose to make decisions.

In this article, Jennifer discusses how trustees can take decisions via email. She also highlights common mistakes that trustees make when taking decisions via email.

Paddocks Club Q and A - Paddocks Club Team

  • Light outside section, switch inside - who is responsible?
  • Illegal alterations to common property

Paddocks Press Volume 8, Issue 10

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