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Mar 10
Trafalgar expands footprint in East London

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Property Increase

National property management company Trafalgar has announced the purchase of a sectional title management portfolio from Investpro, resulting in the addition of 11 complexes containing 350 homes to its existing East London portfolio. “The management of these additional properties will …

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Mar 06
How to pick the right rental home even under pressure

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Rental Home Checklist

Budgets are tight and rental homes are increasingly hard to find, which means that prospective tenants now often need to make quick decisions about the properties they view – or risk losing out to the next person on the landlord’s …

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Dec 07
You can’t use your rent as a bargaining chip

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property rent and maintenance

No matter how frustrated you may be with your landlord over a maintenance problem, you can’t as a tenant just decide not to pay your rent – or to pay only part of it – to try to “force” the …

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Nov 30
New Sectional Title laws will mean higher insurance costs

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sectional title building insurance cover

Several new insurance requirements have just been introduced for Sectional Title and other community housing schemes, and could mean additional costs for owners who are already facing levy increases to cover the establishment of proper reserve funds. However, says Andrew …

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Nov 10
Vukile’s R 80 million redevelopment responds to high demand for apartment living in Randburg

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Randburg Square Apartments

Vukile Property Fund’s conversion of its Randburg Square offices into contemporary, compact residential apartments has created a new vibrant urban living option in the heart of the Randburg. The 180 new apartments are set atop Randburg Square shopping centre, also …

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Oct 28
The practical implications of the CSOS Act (Act 9 of 2011)

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regulations and rules

The Community Schemes Ombud Service Act became effective on the 7th October 2016. This legislation applies to all community property schemes including Sectional Title schemes run by bodies corporate; estate and cluster developments run by home owner associations (NPC or …

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Meetings: What’s new in the STSM Act (Act 8 of 2011)?

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meetings

There are primarily two types of meetings to consider– Trustee Meetings and General Meetings; we will look at the practical change implications for both forms of meetings introduced by the new Sectional Titles Schemes Management (STSM) Act in this article. …

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Maintenance implications for Sectional Title buildings arising from the STSM Act

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property maintenance

There are several important maintenance requirements arising from the Sectional Title Schemes Management (STSM) Act which apply to Sectional Title buildings. The practical objectives are to promote more formalised, long-term and consistent maintenance planning and implementation, backed by commensurate budgeting …

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Collecting arrear levies ahead – considering the CSOS Act

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payment due

After being promulgated in 2011, the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Act, has recently come into force following the finalisation and publication in the Government Gazette of its attached Regulations. The intention behind the Act is primarily to create an …

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The insurance implications of the new CSOS and STSM Acts

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homeowners insurance

The CSOS and STSM Acts were promulgated on the 7th October 2016. Three important insurance provisions have been legislated and are explained in further detail below for awareness and compliance purposes: Fidelity insurance (CSOS Act): Going forward all community schemes …

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