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Advice From the Experts - Role Players Part 10

In Part 9 of this newsletter, we looked at the role and appointment of an administrator in a scheme.

In this newsletter, we will look at the role of the insurance valuator.

Advice From the Experts - The Body Corporate Insurance Broker Part 11

In our last newsletter we looked at the role of the insurance valuer.

In this newsletter, Part 11, we will look at the very important role of the insurance broker of a scheme.

Advice From the Experts - The Administrator Part 9

In Part 8 of this newsletter we looked at the role of the executive managing agent.

In Part 9 we will look at the role and appointment of an administator of a scheme.

Advice From the Experts - The Executive Managing Agent Part 8

In Part 7 of this newsletter we looked at the role of the auditor in a scheme.

In Part 8 of this series we will look at the role and appointment of an executive managing agent (EMA).

Advice From the Experts - The Auditor Part 7

In Part 6 of this newsletter we looked at the role a managing agent plays in a scheme.

In Part 7 of this series we are going to look at the role of a auditor when it comes to auditing the books of account for a sectional title scheme.

Advice From the Experts - Role Players Part 5

In Part 4 of this newsletter we looked at the members of the body corporate.

In this newsletter we will look at the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS).

CSOS was established by Parliament in October 2016 to ensure proper regulation of the industry and to fulfil the need for inexpensive and quick dispute resolution processes in community schemes.

Advice From the Experts - Role Players Part 6

In Part 5 of this newsletter we looked at the Community Schemes Ombud Service.

In this newsletter we will look at the Managing Agent (MA).

Accountable and transparent corporate governance is essential for every sectional tilte scheme.

It is therefore highly recommended that a qualified, experienced MA, registered with the National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) is appointed to attend to the day-day running of a scheme.

Generators Electrical Hazards - Part 4

In Part 3 of this newsletter, we looked at the legal and insurance considerations applicable to generators.

In this newsletter we will look at electrical hazards associated with the use of portable and standby generators.

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.

Generators Insurance Considerations - Part 3

With load shedding and severe cold weather in full swing, the use of residential generators is once again in the spotlight.

In Part 2 of this newsletter, we looked at the installation of individual free-standing generators in a scheme.

In part 3 we will look at the legal and insurance considerations applicable to generators.

Overcrowding - Part 2

In Part 1 of this newsletter, we looked at overcrowding in a section.

In this newsletter, we will look at how Conduct Rules can be used to address overcrowding in a residential scheme.

Overcrowding - Part 1

In the previous series of newsletters, we looked at improvements to the common property of a scheme.

In this new series, we are going to look at overcrowding in a section.

Common property - Improvements Reasonably Necessary Or Useful - part 5

In Part 4 of this series we discussed improvements not necessary but "nice to have".

In this newsletter, we are going to discuss improvements that are reasonably necessary or considered to be useful.

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!

Common property_improvements not necessary but "nice to have" - part 4

In Part 3 of this series we discussed when improvement decisions must be referred to the members of the body corporate

In this newsletter we are going to discuss improvements which are not necessary but rather "nice to have".

More complicated improvements to common property - part 3

In Part 2 of this series we had a look at Minor Alterations to common property with trustee consent.

In this newsletter we will look at more complicated improvements.For these, trustees do not have the authority to make a decision and the decision is referred to the members of the body corporate - in other words the owners of the units.

Advice from the expert - common property part 2

In Part 1 of this series we had a look at what is common property, in this part we will be looking at Minor Alterations to common property - trustee consent.

Model Conduct Rule 4(1) reads: "The owner or occupier of a section must not, without the trustees' written consent, mark, paint, drive nails, screws or other objects into, or otherwise damage or deface a structure that forms part of the common property."

Advice from the experts - common property part 1

Continuing with our Advice from the Experts series, we will over the next few newletters be looking at the Common Property of a sectional title scheme.

Common property in a sectional title scheme includes all areas other than those designated as sections on the sectional plan.

In other words everything outside the section such as driveways, pavements, fences, gates, communal gardens and club houses all form part of the common property.

Contributions to the 10 year maintenance repair and replacement plan - part 3

In our previous newsletter we discussed the 1st part of the requirement of the compulsory 10 year maintenance, repair and replacement plan.

The 2nd part of the plan requires the determination of what must be contributed to the reserve fund for the maintenance, repair or replacement for each and every capital item.

Legislators have even gone so far as to provide a formula to calculate this contribution:

The 10 year maintenance, repair and replacement plan - part 1

In our new series of newsletters – Advice from the Experts -we will be sharing valuable information relating to the Sectional Title Schemes and the legislation they must adhere to.

In Part 1 of this series we are going to look at the compulsory legislated requirement for Sectional Title Schemes to have a 10 year maintenance, repair and replacement plan.

The 10 year maintenance, what items must be included in the plan - part 2

In Part 1 we looked at Prescribed Management Rule(PMR) 22 which requires that schemes MUST prepare or have prepared a written maintenance, repair and replacement plan for the common property.

Presentation of the 10 year maintenance, repair and replacement plan - part 4

As previously mentioned, the Prescribed Minimum Rule (PMR) 22 requires that schemes MUST have a written maintenance, repair and replacement plan for the common property. In Part 3 we discuss the presentation of the plan.