Sectional Titles

Paddocks Press – August 2011

Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. The issue (Volume 6, Issue 6) has a number of articles of interest, including:

Units in continual disrepair - Anton Kelly
Laws that ensure owners keep up maintenance of their units
We know that maintenance in a sectional title scheme is the responsibility of the body corporate. Or is it? Both the Sectional Titles Act and the prescribed management rules have something to say on the issue.

In this article, Anton outlines the obligation an owner has to keep their section in good condition.

Ritual slaughter- Karen Bleijs
Freedom of religion and prescribed management and conduct rules
When Tony Yengeni was released from prison earlier this year, his family slaughtered an ox in a ritual cleansing ceremony. In itself, this is not an uncommon or remarkable occurrence, except that the slaughter took place in the backyard of his home in a prominent Cape Town suburb!

In this article, Karen looks at freedom of religion and what provisions bodies corporate must take to accommodate ritualistic animal slaughter in sectional title schemes. 

Employment contracts - Anna Malczyk
Essential tips for drafting employment contracts
Most sectional title schemes will deal with employment contracts in one way or another. Employers and employees alike need to read and understand them to ensure good working conditions and justifiable expectations.

In this article, Anna outlines six essential tips for writing an effective employment contract.

Q&A with the Professor
Monthly Q&A - Prof Graham Paddock 
This month, we cover the following topics in our Q&A section:

  •  Unpaid levies and letting of property
  • How much notice must be given to postpone an AGM?

Paddocks Press Volume 6, Issue 8

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