GENERATORS – PART 2

In Part 1 of this newsletter, we looked at the installation of a common property generator that serves the entire sectional title schemes.

In this newsletter, we will look at the installation of individual free-standing generators in a scheme.

Due to various reasons, a body corporate may want to allow unit owners to install their own individual generators.

In these cases it would be prudent to make provision for this in the conduct rules of the scheme subject to the final consent of the trustees, in order to allow for the trustees to approve and confirm:

1. The placement of the generator.

2. The type of generator.

3. Confirmation that the installation complies with National Standards and safety requirements with regard to wiring.

4. The times of the day or night the generator may be used.

5. Confirmation that the maintenance and repair of the generator will always rest with the unit owner.

6. Confirmation that the obligation to insure the generator will lie with the unit owner.

7. Approval as to where fuel will be stored and the amounts of fuel that may be stored.

Article courtesy of Marina Constas and Karen Bleijs Demystifying Sectional Title

In the next newsletter, we will look at the insurance considerations applicable to generators.