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Mar 21
Covid-19: What to do about your Sectional Title AGM

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COVID-19 Sectional Title Meetings

This time of year is AGM “season” for many Sectional Title (ST) schemes and Home Owners’ Associations (HOAs), but in the light of concerns over the Covid-19 virus and the social distancing that is deemed prudent to avoid infection, many …

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Mar 04
Rescue plans for struggling Sectional Title schemes

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Sectional Title Rescue Plan

Residential sectional title is currently the fastest growing property sector in SA, with changing lifestyles and affordability constraints prompting increasing numbers of home buyers and investors to opt for apartments and townhouses rather than freehold homes. “Sadly, though, the number …

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Oct 21
Going from renting to buying in Sectional Title

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Rent to Buy in Sectional Title

When you go from renting in a Sectional Title (ST) complex to buying your own apartment or townhouse in the same complex or another ST scheme, it’s easy to assume that nothing much will change except that you will have …

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Oct 04
10 vital services that managing agents provide

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Managing Agent Body Corporate and Sectional Title Services

Owners in a Sectional Title scheme are members of a community that has prescribed management structures, including the body corporate, the trustees and often, a managing agent. However, while most people know that the body corporate is made up of …

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Aug 21
In Sectional Title, maintenance is a collective business

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Sectional Title Maintenance

Finding enough money for maintenance tasks is a constant struggle in most Sectional Title (ST) schemes, even if they do have a sizeable reserve fund, but no matter how stretched the budget is, the body corporate cannot transfer responsibility for …

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Aug 07
Rules for renting: How to be happy as a tenant

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Rules for renting: How to be a happy tenant

According to the most recent General Household Survey released by StatsSA, about a quarter of the 16,7m households in SA rent their accommodation. A large number of these are renting in the informal sector, where there is rarely any kind …

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Jul 19
The right way to tackle Sectional Title additions and alterations

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Sectional Title Addtions and Alterations

An increasing percentage of home sales in SA are in sectional title (ST) schemes, and buyers of these properties need to be aware that they don’t have the same freedom with regard to additions and alterations as those who buy …

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Jun 13
What landlords and tenants need to know about the Property Practitioners Act

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Property Practitioners Act

The Property Practitioners Act now just needs the President’s signature to come into effect, and when it does it will bring about many significant changes in South Africa’s property sector. It will not only replace the Estate Agents Act which …

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May 15
Sectional Title schemes should hurry to go ‘green’

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Sectional Title schemes should Go Green

Sectional Title schemes and other community housing developments should be taking steps as fast as they can now to ensure that residents have access to electricity and water supplies in the coming months. These steps could include the installation of …

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Apr 30
Here’s why you need fibre – and a faster way to get it

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Trafalgar Telkom Fibre To The Home (FTTH)

Smart homes are the way of the future and already everyone wants a faster internet connection for their phones, laptops and TVs – but obtaining that connection is unfortunately not always a speedy process when you move to a new …

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