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Smoke is always a controversial issue in sectional title schemes due to the proximity in which people live. In South Africa, smoking tobacco products is governed and regulated by the Tobacco Products Control Act (TBCA), which regulates smoking in public places, among other functions, and is defined as “any indoor, enclosed or partially enclosed area which is open to the public”. While...

Managing agent When a body corporate enlists the services of a managing agent, both parties should ensure that the management agreement between the managing agent and the body corporate complies with the requirements as set out in the STSMA Regulations, i.e., the agreement may not endure longer than three years. The managing agent can attend all meetings and provide advice but may...

Prescribed management rule (“PMR”) 7 requires owners who want to nominate trustees to do so in writing accompanied by written consent from the nominated person at least 48 hours before the annual general meeting (AGM). If the number of nominations received before the AGM equals the number of trustees decided upon at the AGM, there will be no need for...

It is important to understand the extent of coverage of the body corporate’s sectional title insurance - and what your personal liability is - to avoid any oversights. This is especially true for new owners. In this article, we provide some information to clarity the matter: Sectional title insurance is a legal requirement, and the costs are calculated according to each section...