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Aug 08
New technology smooths life in Sectional Title complexes

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Living in a community housing scheme such as a sectional title (ST) complex or an estate can have many benefits, but it can also be problematic unless the residents have well-established and fast channels of communication with the trustees and …



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Jul 28
Trustees are a vanishing breed, but there is now a Rule to save the day…

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Executive Managing Agent

It is unfortunate that the increasing popularity of Sectional Title (ST) living in SA over the past 15 to 20 years has not been accompanied by similar growth in the number of ST owners who are qualified or even willing …



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Jul 10
How Sectional Title trustees can make themselves more ‘visible’

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Trustees working together

Good trustees are the key to the smooth running of Sectional Title schemes, but many owners in these schemes don’t actually know what their trustees do, how to communicate with them or even who they are. “It is unfortunate but …



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Jun 27
The keys to successful investment in student flats

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Randburg Square Apartments

Student apartments can be a great option for property investors – but only if they know which apartments to choose and how to manage their tenants. So says Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property management company Trafalgar*, who notes: “While …



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Jun 09
Trafalgar acquires Cape agency Browmann

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Table View Trafalgar

National property management company Trafalgar* has just announced the acquisition of Table View-based managing agency Browmann Property Management. This follows the decision of Browmann owners Riana Biermann and Lucinda Brown to retire, and to seek a well-established and reputable company …



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Jun 02
Body corporate loans boost home values in Sectional Title schemes

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body corporate loan

Although the new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) now makes it compulsory for all schemes to have a substantial reserve fund to cover major maintenance and repair projects on a planned basis, there are many buildings and complexes where …



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May 17
Insure your own belongings, even if you are renting

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Building fire insure

Fires in several high-rise residential buildings recently have highlighted the fact that even when you are renting a home, you still need to insure your own belongings – like furniture, clothes, jewellery and computers – against loss in the event …



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Apr 18
Downgrade increases need for professional property managers

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economy downgrade

There are several major changes that can be expected to play out in the property market in the wake of SA’s credit ratings downgrade, and owners and investors need to put plans in place now to manage these shifts and …



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Apr 03
How the CSOS dispute resolution service works

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Dispute Resolution

Bodies Corporate and Home Owners’ Associations are starting to get a sense of how the office of the Ombud for Community Schemes is going to work – and the sorts of issues it will be able to resolve. “A case …



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Mar 10
Trafalgar expands footprint in East London

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Property Increase

National property management company Trafalgar has announced the purchase of a sectional title management portfolio from Investpro, resulting in the addition of 11 complexes containing 350 homes to its existing East London portfolio. “The management of these additional properties will …



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