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Oct 19
Applying the POPI Act in community housing schemes

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POPI Act in community housing schemes

Community housing schemes have just a few months left to ensure that their record-keeping systems and those of their managing agents are compliant with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, which became effective on 1 July this year with …

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Sep 15
How to create ST conduct rules that really work

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sectional title conduct rules

For trustees that want to create a harmonious and co-operative atmosphere in their Sectional Title (ST) schemes, the most important thing to do is ensure that they have a set of Conduct Rules that are modern, clear and specific. That’s …

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Aug 28
Swift action needed now to collect arrear levies

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collect arrear levies

Scores of Sectional Title (ST) schemes and Home Owners’ Associations (HOAs) around the country are going to be in financial trouble soon if owners don’t start making up the levy payments that were deferred during the hard lockdown imposed earlier …

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Jul 14
How to go ‘green’ in Sectional Title and keep your levies down

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Going green in sectional title

Steep annual increases in municipal electricity and water tariffs are a constant incentive for sectional title (ST) schemes and housing estates to implement alternative energy and water supply solutions, but increasingly they are also seeking other ways of making their …

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Jun 16
EMAs the quicker, cheaper option for Sectional Title schemes in trouble

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Executive Managing Agent (EMA) quicker and cheaper option for Sectional Title schemes

Sectional Title schemes that are experiencing financial difficulties should appoint an executive managing agent rather than seeking to have the scheme placed under administration. That’s the word from Andrew Schaefer, MD of leading national property management company Trafalgar, who says …

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May 27
Advice for ST schemes as new tenants or owners move in

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Sectional Title Moving In During Lockdown

The revised Disaster Management Act directions on the movement of people from one home to another mean that tenants and home-buyers can now go ahead and move into their new Sectional Title (ST) and estate homes as long as they …

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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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