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Aug 13
Achieving punctual AGM’s for Sectional Title Buildings

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Punctual AGM

Punctual AGM’s are an important governance milestone for Trustees to closely project manage and deliver. The deadline is within 4 months of the new financial year and close attention to completing the necessary dependencies starting from the 10th month of …

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Aug 06
Trustee roles, responsibilities, governance objectives and effective decision making recommendations

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Trustee roles, responsibilities, governance objectives and effective decision making recommendations

The guidelines to follow are written as an executive summary aimed at enhancing the effectiveness and decision- making time efficiency of the board of trustees, together with creating expectations in terms of governance milestones and decision- making turnaround times. Important …

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Jul 17
Trafalgar opens Ballito office to serve North Coast

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Trafalgar Property Management Ballito Office

National property management company Trafalgar has opened a new branch office to serve clients in Ballito and along the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, which is currently one of the fastest-developing regions in SA. “We already have a large portfolio of …

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Jul 04
Investors need to think beyond the box on rental property management

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Rental Property Management

Capital growth has been the saving grace of the buy-to-let sector for the past few years, with some areas in Cape Town and Johannesburg having shown property value increases of well over 50% since 2013, and investors need to do …

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Jun 08
More diligent auditors get tough on sectional title governance

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Corporate and Financial Governance

Much stricter corporate and financial governance requirements for community housing schemes are putting pressure on Sectional Title (ST) trustees and the directors of Home Owners’ Associations – and increasing the need for professional property management services. So says Andrew Schaefer, …

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May 31
Airbnb problems: Sectional title complexes switch focus from prevention to cure

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Airbnb has gained so much ground in SA and participating property owners are making so much money from the concept that many sectional title (ST) complexes and estates have given up on trying to prevent owners from letting their homes …

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May 10
Loophole closes for Sectional Title levy defaulters

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Loophole Closes

Sectional Title trustees and Home Owners’ Association directors around SA are breathing a sigh of relief at a change in legislation that will make it easier for them to recover arrear levies from defaulting owners. This change, made in terms …

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Mar 19
New Valuation Roll for Johannesburg

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General Valuation Roll 2018

The City of Johannesburg has published a new General Valuation Roll (GVR) that will come into effect from 1 July and will be used to determine the rates charged on almost 900 000 properties in the metro until at least …

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Mar 06
Rooms-to-let a win for both landlords and tenants in Durban

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Rooms To Let

Property owners in the Durban CBD are addressing the affordability challenge that faces many prospective tenants in their area – and reconfiguring the inner city rental market in the process. That’s the word from Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property …

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Feb 26
How to keep housing scheme fines from becoming a hot potato

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Housing Scheme Fines

The imposition of fines in community housing schemes (CHS) like sectional title complexes and estates is always an emotive issue, with some owners saying that it really helps to ensure that all residents follow the rules, and others arguing that …

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