27 August 2020An analysis of the POPI Act in relation to community schemes about how the personal information of owners and/or residents of units or homes in the scheme is collected, stored and managed responsibly.
27 August 2020The edition includes: An introduction to how the POPI Act must be understood by and applied to members of community schemes; virtual AGM resolutions; and cancelling a managing agent's contract.
17 September 2020The CSOS accepts urgent dispute resolution applications, and will hear these matters within 24 hours (circumstances permitting); provided that all other prerequisites are complied with.
23 September 2020The edition includes: Waiving your right to hold an Annual General Meeting; insurance risks for schemes when working from home; and what happens if voting is deadlocked at a Special General Meeting?
23 September 2020A note about Scheme Governance Documentation Rules submitted before the 7 October 2016; those submitted after 7 October 2016; and the compulsory CSOS registration of all community schemes.
01 October 2020Graham Paddock argues that the decision in Kingshaven Homeowners's Association in which it was held that an HOA cannot stop an owner from parking in breach of the scheme’s conduct rules, is incorrect.
01 October 2020An owners application in terms of the CSOS Act that the respondent pays the costs of repairs to damage caused to her unit during renovations by the unlawful use of certain tools/machinery, succeeds.
08 October 2020In the first of a two part series, Graham Paddock gives a comprehensive analysis of the four types of body corporate rules, and covers inter alia their nature, differences, requirements, binding nature, importance, and creation.
08 October 2020The Minister for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development intends introducing the Sectional Titles Amendment Bill, 2020 in the National Assembly during the fourth quarter of 2020.
15 October 2020In the second of a two part series, Graham Paddock gives a comprehensive analysis of the distinction between rules and title deed conditions; rules and laws of general application; and short-term letting rules.