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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...

While sectional title plans look very simple in design, it is important to understand the meaning and implications of the lines on the plans. The plans further provide essential information that is required to calculate accurate participation quotas (PQ) as it indicates the size in square meters of each section in the scheme. In this blog post, we consider the information...

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...