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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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Jun 08
Free online courses for trustees, directors and now Sectional Title caretakers

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Trafalgar e-learning courses

Leading property management company Trafalgar has just launched a free online course for sectional title building managers and caretakers – the latest addition to a range of e-learning courses the company has been offering since last year as part of …

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May 26
ST schemes require 10-year plans to guide Reserve Fund expenditure

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10 year plans to guide Reserve Fund expenditure

It has been almost five years since the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) came into effect, and most schemes now seem to be complying with one of the biggest changes it introduced, which was the requirement for every Sectional …

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May 05
POPIA compliance toolkit now available for community housing schemes

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Trafalgar POPIA Compliance Toolkit

Leading property management company Trafalgar and top law firm Michalsons have joined forces to launch a compliance “toolkit” that will assist community housing schemes (CHS) to prepare for the implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) before the …

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Mar 24
Housing scheme rules must also follow the Constitution

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Housing scheme rules

It is quite common for the trustees and directors of Sectional Title and other community housing schemes to want to change the Conduct Rules of their schemes in pursuit of a harmonious and co-operative atmosphere between residents – but they …

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Feb 25
Insurance essentials for community housing schemes

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insurance for community housing schemes

There is much that Sectional Title trustees and Home Owners’ Association directors can do to avoid large insurance claims arising in their housing schemes – and also much that they must do to avoid any claims that are submitted from …

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Jan 12
The secrets of budgeting success for community housing schemes

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budgeting success for community housing schemes

Good financial and cash flow management is at the heart of all well-run and efficiently operated community housing schemes, including Sectional Title schemes, shareblocks, retirement developments and Home Owners’ Associations (HOAs). And the basis of this, says Andrew Schaefer, MD …

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Dec 10
What Sectional Title schemes may do to increase income

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Sectional Title schemes increase income

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on levy income cash flow in many Sectional Title schemes this year so it is no surprise that trustees are looking for other sources of revenue, including rentals for certain parts of …

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Nov 24
Reserve Fund compliance now urgent for ST schemes

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Reserve Fund compliance now urgent for Sectional Title schemes

Sectional Title schemes that are not yet compliant with the reserve fund provisions of the Community Housing Schemes Ombud Services (CSOS) Act should rectify that position as soon as possible. So says Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property management company …

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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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