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Apr 24
Trafalgar launches free online course for Sectional Title trustees

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Trafalgar Sectional Title Online Training

There are at least 35 000 residential sectional title (ST) schemes in SA incorporating more than 1-million homes, and ST sales as a percentage of total home sales have risen from around 34% to around 37% in the past year*, …

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Apr 06
Covid19 and options for Sectional Title levy relief

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Trafalgar Property COVID19 Sectional Title Levy Relief

There are several actions that Sectional Title trustees can take now to ease the financial pressure on owners who may be struggling to pay their levies as well as their home loan instalments and other debt commitments. That’s the word …

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Mar 27
Covid-19 lockdown

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Trafalgar Covid-19 lockdown information

By now you would have received numerous supplier communications concerning Covid-19 contingency measures and planning. Following the initial implementation of the recommended hygiene, social distancing, travel and meeting restriction practices, Trafalgar has now arranged for all administrative staff to work …

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Mar 25
Lockdown plans for tenants and landlords

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All tenants who were due to move at the end of March will now need to do so before midnight on Thursday 26 March, or they will have to remain in place at least until after the nationwide lockdown, which …

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Mar 21
Covid-19: What to do about your Sectional Title AGM

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COVID-19 Sectional Title Meetings

This time of year is AGM “season” for many Sectional Title (ST) schemes and Home Owners’ Associations (HOAs), but in the light of concerns over the Covid-19 virus and the social distancing that is deemed prudent to avoid infection, many …

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Mar 04
Rescue plans for struggling Sectional Title schemes

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Sectional Title Rescue Plan

Residential sectional title is currently the fastest growing property sector in SA, with changing lifestyles and affordability constraints prompting increasing numbers of home buyers and investors to opt for apartments and townhouses rather than freehold homes. “Sadly, though, the number …

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Oct 21
Going from renting to buying in Sectional Title

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Rent to Buy in Sectional Title

When you go from renting in a Sectional Title (ST) complex to buying your own apartment or townhouse in the same complex or another ST scheme, it’s easy to assume that nothing much will change except that you will have …

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Oct 04
10 vital services that managing agents provide

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Managing Agent Body Corporate and Sectional Title Services

Owners in a Sectional Title scheme are members of a community that has prescribed management structures, including the body corporate, the trustees and often, a managing agent. However, while most people know that the body corporate is made up of …

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Aug 21
In Sectional Title, maintenance is a collective business

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Sectional Title Maintenance

Finding enough money for maintenance tasks is a constant struggle in most Sectional Title (ST) schemes, even if they do have a sizeable reserve fund, but no matter how stretched the budget is, the body corporate cannot transfer responsibility for …

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Aug 07
Rules for renting: How to be happy as a tenant

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Rules for renting: How to be a happy tenant

According to the most recent General Household Survey released by StatsSA, about a quarter of the 16,7m households in SA rent their accommodation. A large number of these are renting in the informal sector, where there is rarely any kind …

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