GENERATORS – PART 1

In the previous newsletter, we looked at how Conduct Rules could prevent overcrowding in a section.

In this newsletter, we will look at generators in a sectional title scheme.

Ah Eskom!

Our power generation system has made the term “load-shedding” a part of our national vocabulary, and something likely to continue for the foreseeable future. This raises the very important question from a sectional title perspective regarding the installation of generations in a scheme and what resolutions are required?

Generally, the installation of a single immovable generator that serves the entire scheme is the preferred option. However, this depends on the financial circumstances and needs of each individual development which would, in turn, determine the kind of resolutions required.

Key factors to consider in this respect would be:

  • Whether the generator is considered a necessity or “nice to have”.
  • Whether the item will be paid for from the existing budget or whether a special levy or a loan is needed.

You can refer to our Common Property – Improvements Part 5 newsletter for further information in this respect.

In the next newsletter we will look at the installation of individual free-standing generators in sectional title schemes.

Article courtesy of Marina Constas and Karen Bleijs Demystifying Sectional Title