Articles related to "Body Corporate"

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Sectional title schemes need to budget for additional water charges
With a sliding scale for water consumption, and penalties for high usage, Western Cape body corporates should ensure that each unit in a development is billed fairly and correctly.
High Court ruling has big implications for gated estates
A recent court ruling regarding traffic enforcement and movement of domestic workers has set the cat amongst the pigeons as far as estate living goes.
Tenants and sectional title scheme conduct rules
The conduct of the occupiers in a sectional title scheme is governed by a set of rules. Both long-term and short-term tenants are bound by these rules.
Why residential estates insist on uniformity
While homeowners may be annoyed by not having freedom of choice regarding their estate home’s appearance, uniformity does protect property values.
Sectional title schemes can block Airbnb letting
The Ombud for community housing schemes has cleared up the confusion regarding letting sectional title units.
Permission needed for short term letting of Cape Town apartments
Many apartment owners are choosing to rent out their property as short term lets but they need to check that they are legally allowed to do so.
What tenants need to know about body corporates
Find out the correct procedure for dealing with complaints when you are renting a sectional title property.
Here’s what to do when no one wants to be trustee
Fewer sectional title owners are prepared to take on the responsibility of being a trustee. Fortunately, a new management rule can save the day.
Pet Ownership in sectional title schemes
Pets are considered a part of the family by many and disputes around them can be an emotive issue. The STSMA lays down the rules regarding pets in sectional title schemes.
Rules for smoking or braaiing in Sectional Title schemes
The Sectional Title Schemes Management act is a breath of fresh air for residents that are bothered by their neighbour’s smoke.