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Oct 14
The STSM Act: What you need to know right now

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Sectional Title Property Reserve Fund

Most owners in Sectional Title schemes can expect their levy payments to increase now that the Sectional Titles Schemes Management (STSM) Act has come into operation. The reason, says Andrew Schaefer, MD of leading national property management company Trafalgar*, is …

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Oct 10
The CSOS Act: Here are the essentials

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CSOS Act

The much-anticipated Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Act is now fully operational and applicable to all community housing schemes including Sectional Title and shareblock schemes, cluster complexes and estates run by home owner associations (HOAs), retirement villages and housing co-operatives. …

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Sep 05
Keeping track of parking on common property

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Sectional Title Parking Space

Parking space is at a premium in most Sectional Title schemes, so it is not unusual for additional parking bays to be created on common property, says Andrew Schaefer, MD of leading national property management company Trafalgar*. “The Sectional Titles …

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Aug 18
High demand for quality accommodation in trendy Central

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Trocadero Inn

Block by block and street by street, Port Elizabeth’s historic Central is steadily being reclaimed and regenerated as a vibrant hub of live-work-and-play activity, housing students, young professionals, creative and professional businesses and tertiary education institutions as well as popular …

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Jul 28
Urban chic comes to Randburg

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Randburg Square

The conversion of unused office buildings to highly-desirable urban apartments has become a familiar concept in Johannesburg’s city centre – and now the JSE-listed Vukile Property Fund has taken it to the old Randburg CBD, which is currently undergoing significant …

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Jul 14
Selecting the right contractor for sectional title renovations

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Sectional Title Renovations

In most parts of SA, winter is definitely the best time for the trustees of sectional title schemes to schedule any major improvement or renovation projects that are in their budgets for the year. “The usually dry and sunny days …

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Jul 07
High-end security tips for high-end tenants

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high rise building

All over the world, glamorous high-rise living in urban centres is in vogue again among high-end renters, mostly for reasons of convenience but also for greater security. “In South Africa, we see this trend catching on in the rising demand …

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Jun 29
Century teams up with Trafalgar on luxury apartments in Midrand

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Century Property Developments, the company behind the Waterfall Estate and billions of rands’ worth of other residential developments in Midrand, has appointed national property management company Trafalgar to let and manage its luxury apartment developments in the area. These include …

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Jun 07
Don’t fall prey to rental grifters

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Garden Route

As consumer budgets come under increasing strain, the demand for affordable rental accommodation is rising – and making it easier for bogus agents and landlords to defraud potential tenants. There are a few different scams used by these crooks, but …

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May 06
Can you run a business from a sectional title home?

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business from sectional title unit

The sluggish economy and declining employment over the past few years have prompted an increasing number of people to start their own businesses as a way of earning an income, and the latest available statistics indicate that at least 10% …

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