Paddocks Press is an ad hoc free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. The current issue (Volume 4, Issue 6) has a number of articles of interest, including:
Fringe benefits tax on supervisor's accommodation - Clint Riddin explains the fringe benefit tax payable on the value of supervisor's accommodation, a benefit which has until recently being largely ignored by SARS.
International comparatives - Portugal - Graham Paddock gives a brief overview of 'Propriedade Horizontal', the Portugese version of condominium/strata/sectional title.
Sectional title proxies - Jennifer Paddock spells out the law in respect of proxies appointed by sectional title owners.
Strata title pet problems - Strata title pet problems are illustrated in a series of hilarious e-mails (featuring 'the creative owner from Hades').
Local Land Use and Town Planning Requirements - Rob Paddock gives a very broad introduction to the local land use and town planning function in South Africa, and a quick overview of the procedure that needs to be followed when applying to your local authority for approval of building plans.
Q & A with the Professor - Graham Paddock replies to a number of questions including:
- Changing rules about pets.
- Charging for future development areas.
- Taking a unanimous resolution at an automatically postponed general meeting.
- Subsidising cost of water.
- Closing the sectional title register.
- Minimum age restriction.