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Paddocks Press - September 2016

6 October 2016

Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. In this issue (Volume 11, Issue 09) Carryn explains Annual General Meetings in the video.

A community scheme's relationship with the local municipality - Anton Kelly
All community schemes have two things in common: levies and rules. However, not everyone knows that scheme rules and restrictions on what owners can and can’t physically do with their properties must be in line with corresponding local municipal rules and regulations. Anton goes on to unpack the requirements with zoning and town planning compliance, overlap of scheme governance documents with By-laws, and HOA specific issues.

Considerations before authorising the extension of a section - Dr Carryn Melissa Durham
This article addresses the various considerations a body corporate should make before authorising an owner’s request to extend their section by special resolution. The trustees are required to consider, and apply their minds, to each application or proposal made by owners for alterations, additions, extensions, renovations or improvements, and based on the merits of each request, either allow or deny the request.

Blog post: Trustee indemnity - Zerlinda van der Merwe
In this blog post, Zerlinda explains trustee indemnity and that each trustee of the body corporate stands in a fiduciary relationship to the body corporate and its members. Section 40 of the Sectional Titles Act defines this important type of relationship by placing a number of fiduciary duties on the trustees.

Paddocks Club Q and A - Paddocks Club Team
As we have so many interesting questions on Paddocks Club, we decided to share the following two with you:

  • Internal leak
  • Overflow of geyser

Paddocks Press Volume 11, Issue 09

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