Fixed gas appliances should be installed by a registered installer, who must supply the user with a booklet describing the safe use of gas.
Insurance is often the cause of disagreements and disputes, but it need not be if owners and trustees keep a few basic principles in mind.
Criminals are looking for a house that is easy and quick to break into. Don’t leave anything out that could help them gain access to your home...
Buyers of units in homeowner association run estates should be aware of the registration of various spaces in the estate.
Gauteng residents have been warned to be extra cautious in their attempts to keep warm, following very cold weather conditions.
With another price increase in electricity on 1 July, trustees in sectional title schemes should consider the installation of power saving devices.
Expert and competent people with appropriate skills should be appointed as trustees in sectional title schemes and be paid for their work.
A section of the VAT Act was recently added which exempts homeowners' associations from having to register for VAT regardless of their gross income.
Owners must put nomination of trustees in writing and this with the consent of the nominee should be handed in at least 48 hours before the AGM.
To collect levy arrears efficiently, trustees should appoint an attorney who is experienced and understands the Sectional Titles Act.
The Act and prescribed management rules state that trustee consent must be in writing from at least two trustees or one and the managing agent.
Reserve funds up until now have been seen as an option but should be part of any sectional title scheme budget to deal with property maintenance.
To avoid problems shareholders should convert any block of flats or group housing scheme to sectional title without delay.
Homeowners should review their current home insurance policies every year to be sure they're getting the best deal. Read this advice...
Without trustees there can be no legal AGM, which means no legal budget approvals, levy resolutions and ways of collecting funds for the scheme.
Unreliable builders often over-claim for work done and then demand ‘extra’ for work which was part of the original contract.
Members of bodies corporate must take an interest in their schemes and point out to the managing agent or a trustee any matters requiring attention.
Enclosing a balcony can be a huge asset but also often leads to rainwater leaking into the units below, with questions as to who's responsible?
Preparing the budget is one of the most important tasks of the trustees and care should be taken to keep the figures up to date. Here's a checklist.
Registered freehold homeowners and sectional title body corporates will have to comply with the proposed swimming pool by-laws in Johannesburg.
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