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The importance of selecting competent trustees to manage the scheme’s affairs cannot be overstated. Not only do they need to understand sectional title, they also need to fully understand their role and the responsibility, and be committed to carrying out their duties to the best of their ability. The members of a scheme can – and should – hold the trustees...

Like any business, a body corporate is dependent on the income it derives from its operations. In the case of a body corporate, this income comes from its members paying levies without which the body corporate cannot function. How are levies calculated? The budget must be tabled for review and approval by the scheme members at every annual general meeting (AGM). The...

Owners in a sectional title scheme who own more than one unit next to, or above, each other can opt to have their sections consolidated into one. While this is not a complicated process, it does need to comply with a few regulations of the Sectional Title Act. Why consolidate two sections? The consolidation of sections is normally determined by two factors...

On 1 July 2021 the Protection of Personal Information Act (or POPI Act) commenced. This act will have substantial bearing on how institutions, companies and other organizations - as keepers of information - protect and use information they have in their possession. This includes all community schemes such as bodies corporate. While the Act does not set specific rules, it does...