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If you are unsure about whether or your trustees are doing a good job of managing the body corporate, there are a few specific areas that you can investigate. In this article, we discuss five of the most important signs of poor body corporate management, namely poor recovery of levies, late or missed AGMs, slow (or no) response to repairs and...

In sectional title schemes there is a collective responsibility on the various owners to ensure their scheme is well managed and maintained. This collective responsibility extends to the critical aspect of health and safety. It is generally understood that the body corporate is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the common areas while the owners are responsible for the inside...

There are very few bodies corporate that function effectively without a managing agent. The responsibilities placed on trustees can be onerous, requiring dedication as well as knowledge of sectional title legislation. To make matters worse, trustees are not paid for their time and often not appreciated. The impact of low fees on service delivery The appointment of a managing agent is contractual of...

One of the most important decisions the members of a sectional title scheme must make every year is the appointment of trustees to manage the affairs of a body corporate. Unfortunately, it is not always given the consideration it deserves and internal conflict often results in members voting against candidates they dislike as opposed to voting for people based on...

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...