Both the Sectional Titles Act and the prescribed rules leave the decision to raise a special levy to the sole discretion of the trustees.
21 Nov 2013
Property24 readers ask about tax relating to renting out a room in a house, an investment property and a flat. An expert advises...
14 Nov 2013
A reader says after renting in a complex for a year the body corporate have now told him to get rid of one of his two dogs. An expert advises...
11 Nov 2013
A reader says he rents out a granny flat and wants to know if he must declare the income and what expenses are tax deductible. An expert advises...
05 Nov 2013
A Property24 reader asks how to go about paying her bond off faster, on the 15th of the month, in split or extra payments. An expert advises...
01 Nov 2013
If you live in a mult-dwelling setup like townhouses or apartments, and you suspect electricity theft, here's a legal expert's guide on what to do.
31 Oct 2013
A Property24 reader says her bond is in arrears and she and her daughter are now homeless while the tenants live for free. An expert advises...
29 Oct 2013
One major financial problem encountered by many sectional titles schemes is the recovery of services costs. Some owners and tenants just don’t pay!
23 Oct 2013
A legal expert looks at individual tenants versus commercial tenants, how the CPA applies to each and whether the landlord is protected.
17 Oct 2013
A body corporate cannot exercise voting rights in the making of its own decisions, as this would skew the balance.
10 Oct 2013
A reader says he recently bought a house and in wanting to make alterations discovered he's sitting on an 'illegal dwelling'. An expert advises...
09 Oct 2013
Before signing the lease, tenants and landlords need to resolve such issues as guests and their length of stay, subletting and working from home.
02 Oct 2013
In sectional title schemes there is often confusion about what level of body corporate consensus is required for certain decisions.
26 Sep 2013
A reader says he is selling his house and has a leak in the roof that you can only see in winter but has no money to repair it. An expert advises...
13 Sep 2013
Building without approved plans could lead to financial loss should a court rule that you need to demolish the illegal structure.
13 Sep 2013
A Property24 reader says she needs to cancel her offer to buy property because she cannot get finance for the extra costs. An expert advises...
11 Sep 2013
A Property24 reader says he is looking at buying an older property but is worried there might be hidden faults. An expert advises...
10 Sep 2013
A Property24 reader says he recently sold his property and wants to know what fittings he can take out of the house. An expert advises...
30 Aug 2013
A Property24 reader asks what the required percentage is for voting on changes to a scheme's design and common areas. An expert advises...
22 Aug 2013
A Property24 reader says her geyser burst for the second time flooding her unit and causing significant damage, but who pays? An expert advises...
20 Aug 2013