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Paddocks Press – August 2012

27 September 2012

Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. The issue (Volume 7, Issue 8) has a number of articles of interest, including:

Making fines stick in community schemes - Anton Kelly
How can you make sure rule breakers pay their fines?
The executives in many sectional title schemes and home owners’ associations (HOAs) use fines as a way of discouraging rule breaking by members or residents. At first glance this seems a good way of ensuring that the rules are obeyed but there is an immediate problem with any attempt to fine someone, and that is making sure that the fine is actually paid.

The Consumer Protection Act and Managing Agents - Dr Gerhard Jooste
How does the CPA impact on the Sectional Title Industry?
The Consumer Protection Act (Act No 68 of 2008) (CPA) sets out the minimum requirements to ensure adequate consumer protection in South Africa. This Act constitutes an overarching framework for consumer protection. All suppliers of goods and services will need to take note of the new measures and ensure that they are able to comply. The CPA came into effect on 31 March 2011. The question that interests me is to what extent the CPA impacts on the Sectional Title Industry.

Facebook article winner topic – Iona Scholtz - Anton Kelly
Disputes with neighbours in sectional title schemes
The classic example is water leaking from a section and causing damage to the section below. If you are the owner of the section below, there’s absolutely no point in repairing the damage to your section until the owner upstairs has fixed the leak. But what are the steps along the path to getting the other owner to pay your reasonable costs?

Q&A with the Professor - Prof Graham Paddock

  • Payments to a neighbourhood watch
  • Trustee in arrears with levies

Paddocks Press Volume 7, Issue 8

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