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 11) Nicole explains the du Plooy v Cascades court case. In the video below, the case deals with the question of whether the trustees have the duty to keep owners and occupiers safe and secure, and whether they can be held personally liable for possible harm or damage suffered.
How to allow owners to maintain common property - Anton Kelly
In this article, Anton discusses where it could be sensible that owners undertake the maintenance of specific portions of common property, or arrange that it is undertaken, and pay the costs directly, and where the particular circumstances of the scheme justify it, is there a way to allow it? We believe that there is.
Substitution of the prescribed rules by the developer - Carryn Melissa Durham
In this article, Carryn discusses how developers have flexibility in determining the content of the rules when developing a new scheme. The prescribed management and conduct rules contained in Annexure 8 and 9 of the Regulations, made under the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 (“the Act”), need not apply in exactly the prescribed form.
Blog post: PAIA manual submission - Zerlinda van der Merwe
Have you submitted your Manual?
In this blog post, Zerlinda discusses the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (“PAIA”), which requires private bodies (including bodies corporate and homeowners’ associations) to submit manuals, compliant with PAIA.
Paddocks Club Q and A - Paddocks Club Team