Sectional Titles

Paddocks Press - November 2016

Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. In this issue (Volume 11, Issue 11) Graham unpacks transitional issues in the video.

Quorum requirements in terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act - Dr Carryn Melissa Durham
This article unpacks the requirements to form a quorum and to make the proceedings at a meeting valid. PMR 57 and 58 contained in Annexure 8 to the Regulations made under the ST Act, dealt with the quorum requirement for general meetings of the body corporate. These two rules have been combined to form the basis of the new PMR 19 contained in Annexure 1 to the Regulations made under the STSM Act.

Access for disabled persons in sectional title schemes - Anton Kelly
In this blog post, Anton explains that many of the changes to the building regulations over the years address safety issues. A complicating factor is the concern with accommodating people who have disabilities, and so the question facing bodies corporate of residential schemes is whether they are obliged to install wheelchair ramps, handrails in passages and so on.

Sectional title management 'popular industry' changes: Part 2 Maintenance, repair and replacement - Zerlinda van der Merwe
This article will look at the requirement for bodies corporate to prepare a written maintenance, repair and replacement plan (“MR&R plan”) for the common property. It includes the requirements, content, and formula of the plan, as well as the effective date and the trustee report.

Paddocks Club Q and A - Paddocks Club Team
As we have so many interesting questions on Paddocks Club, we decided to share the following two with you:

  • Damage caused by blocked gutters
  • Can matters decided at a SGM in terms of Section 27 and Section 27A be revised?

Paddocks Press Volume 11, Issue 11

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