Sectional Titles

Paddocks Press – May 2010

Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. The issue (Volume 5, Issue 5) has a number of articles of interest, including:

A start to using digital delivery technology? - Graham Paddock
Amendment of PMR 39(2)
On 16 April 2010, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform amended the Regulations made under the Sectional Titles Act, 1986. The Notice deals mainly with registration matters. But the last item amends prescribed management sub-rule 39(2) that deals with delivery of the annual financial estimate, financial statements and trustees' report to owners and bondholders in advance of the Annual General Meeting.

Liability for maintenance and repair - Jennifer Paddock
Liability for windows
The difficulty with determining who is liable for the maintenance and repair of windows in a scheme is to determine if the windows form part of the owners' sections - therefore making the owners liable for their maintenance and repair - or whether they form part of the common property, in which case the body corporate would be liable to repair and maintain them. There is also the possibility that the windows form part of both the sections and the common property.

Maintenance - Rob Paddock (Rob the Builder)
Green your scheme by recycling
How can we reduce the amount of rubbish our scheme's units produce? The answer is simple: practice the three Rs.
1. Reduce,
2. Reuse and
3. Recycle
In this article, we'll take a look at the last point: recycling. Specifically, we'll define the practical steps you can take to implement a recycling program in your scheme.

Q & A with Jennifer Paddock - Jennifer Paddock replies to a number of questions including:

  • New owner's entitlement to attend meetings
  • Adding a pool to an excusive use area
  • Transferring a special levy.

Paddocks Press Vol 5, Issue 5

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