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Paddocks Press - August 2015

10 September 2015

Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. In this month's issue (Volume 10, Issue 8) the video clip has Anton explaining the implications for Home Owners Associations of the ruling in Van Rooyen v Hillandale Homeowners Association.

Aspects of new HOAs the initial buyers should know - Anton Kelly
In almost all Home Owners’ Associations the infrastructure is owned by the association. Did you know that this includes the erven on which the internal roads are built, the services reticulation systems, and the security provisions? Read this article to find out more aspects of new Home Owners’ Associations the initial buyers should know.

"Bucket accounts" - Are the legal? - Zerlinda van der Merwe
Many managing agents make use of a centralised trust account, into which individual members (of each managed sectional title scheme) deposits their levy and other contributions. However, they are only permitted to do so if they meet certain requirements. This article explains exactly what is required from a managing agent to be able to make use of a “bucket account”.

Advantages of arbitration - Carryn Melissa Durham
Any dispute between the body corporate and an owner, or between owners, arising out of the Sectional Titles Act, the Management Rules, or the Conduct Rules can be determined by arbitration. In this article Carryn discusses some of the advantages to arbitration.

Paddocks Club Q and A - Paddocks Club Team

  • The use of a verandah on the top unit; and
  • Limiting power supply of owners in arrears

Paddocks Press Volume 10, Issue 8

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