Sectional title developments typically have standardised designs and uniform materials are selected for windows and doors. Although windows and doors are part of a section, they effectively form part of the common property. While the management and maintenance of common property are the trustees’ responsibility, owners are responsible for 50% of the cost to maintain windows and doors. Replacing windows or doors When...

One of the most important decisions that members of a sectional title scheme make every year is the appointment of trustees. If this decision is taken lightly, it can potentially have a number of negative effects, both in the short- and long-term. The appointment of trustees has a direct effect on who will be appointed as the chairman; this is why...

A body corporate is a community of owners living in a complex where a harmonious living environment is expected. Members of a body corporate own an undivided share of the common property together with their units and contribute to the general expenses of the scheme via their levy contributions. It follows that owners expect to have a say in decisions made...

One of the most common concerns for potential sectional title buyers include the purchase price of the unit paired with likely rental return on investment. As an owner-occupier, the focus is different as it is generally focused on the scheme’s performance and the people entrusted to run the affairs of the body corporate. Before you buy into a sectional title scheme,...