A Property24 reader says his tenants refuse to pay rental increases, pay late and have now run up a water bill of R14k. An expert advises...
Dedicated trustees put a lot of their free time and a mountain of effort into scheme management, yet often receive no remuneration in return.
A Property24 reader says the renovation work at their complex was shoddy, the contractor ran off and now a special levy. An expert advises...
A real right of extension allows a developer or body corporate to extend a sectional title scheme and create additional exclusive use areas.
Can sectional title owners change all the trustees between AGMs? The answer to this question says an expert is “Yes, in theory”. Read on...
The Debt Collectors Council has confirmed that managing agents who collect levies do not need to open a separate account under the DCA.
Once the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act comes into force, Reserve Funds for bodies corporate will be mandatory.
Many farm owners in SA may not be aware that the subdivision of their land is not permitted without the consent of the Minister of Agriculture.
The distinction between the maintenance and improvement of common property in sectional title schemes is not always crystal clear.
The concept of exclusive use in sectional title property schemes is not always clearly understood. Here's an expert's guide...
Both the Sectional Titles Act and the prescribed rules leave the decision to raise a special levy to the sole discretion of the trustees.
Property24 readers ask about tax relating to renting out a room in a house, an investment property and a flat. An expert advises...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
One major financial problem encountered by many sectional titles schemes is the recovery of services costs. Some owners and tenants just don’t pay!
A legal expert looks at individual tenants versus commercial tenants, how the CPA applies to each and whether the landlord is protected.
A body corporate cannot exercise voting rights in the making of its own decisions, as this would skew the balance.
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