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Jun 23
Loan benefits for community housing schemes

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Loans for Community Housing Schemes

The Covid-19 pandemic and two years of lockdowns have played havoc with the finances of many community housing schemes, with many struggling to catch up arrears payments to various creditors, while simultaneously trying to tackle overdue maintenance issues and keep …

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Jun 22
Weighing the costs of Sectional Title unit extensions

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Sectional Title Extensions

Sectional Title owners often think that because they have paid for their units, they can alter them as they please, but this is definitely not the case, says Andrew Schaefer, MD of SA’s leading property management company Trafalgar. “In fact, …

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Apr 29
CSOS decision highlights the need for care when changing rules

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Community Schemes Ombud Service

The recent ruling by the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) on the dispute at the Blyde Riverwalk estate in Tshwane really underlines the need for trustees and developers who wish to change the management or conduct rules of sectional title …

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Mar 29
What the PPA means for Community Housing Schemes

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PPA for Community Housing Schemes

Much has already been said about the Property Practitioners Act (PPA) and Regulations which came into effect on 1 February and the immediate effects on consumers in the property sector as well as all the estate agents, brokers, property managers, …

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Jan 28
HOAs also need professional managers

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Most home buyers in residential estates are prepared for the fact that stands may be smaller than those in ordinary freehold suburbs, and that they will probably have to sacrifice some measure of privacy in return for the additional security, …

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Jan 18
Community housing schemes also need electrical compliance certificates

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Legislation regarding electrical compliance certificates applies to community housing schemes as well as to individual freehold properties – and prospective buyers in estates and Sectional Title complexes should not allow themselves to be told otherwise by home sellers or estate …

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Nov 02
Trafalgar launches specialist sales division

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Trafalgar Property Sales

SA’s top property management company Trafalgar has now launched a real estate sales service, primarily to assist the owners of units in Sectional Title and other community housing schemes. “The rental market has come under enormous stress over the past …

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Sep 06
Free training to empower women in community housing schemes

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Free training to empower women in community housing schemes

Leading property management company Trafalgar would like more women to be involved in running the community housing schemes where they live and is offering free online courses to help them become knowledgeable Sectional Title trustees and HOA directors. “Lightstone research …

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Aug 26
Go private on power, community housing schemes advised

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Private power for community housing schemes

Property owners in community housing schemes such as Sectional Title complexes and gated estates should be celebrating the newly-gazetted change to the Electricity Generation Act regulations, which will allow private individuals and businesses to generate up to 100KW of electricity …

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Jul 01
Community housing schemes must urgently appoint Information Officers

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Trafalgar community housing schemes must appoint Information Officers

With the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) coming into effect this week (1 July), community housing schemes which have not yet done so urgently need to appoint their official Information Officers and ensure that they are registered with the …

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