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The practicalities of a sectional title scheme

21 November 2023,  Deonay Scholtz

Uncover the potential of investing in sectional title development with insights on the increasing popularity of such schemes, and gain... practical guidance on the process from acquisition to individual unit transfers.

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Navigating the boundaries of ancestral practices in a sectional title scheme

21 November 2023,  Corlia van Zyl

Delving into the complexities of communal living within a sectional title scheme, and the concerns and legalities surrounding a neighbour's... proposal to hold a sacrificial slaughter as an offering to ancestral spirits.

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Can Sectional Owners install Solar Panels at their Unit in a Sectional Title Scheme?

21 November 2023

In response to severe power cuts in South Africa, sectional owners are exploring alternative and renewable power solutions to mitigate... the impact of loadshedding, prompting questions about the legalities and requirements for installing solar panels at sectional units.

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Are you allowed to install solar panels in your sectional title unit?

29 March 2023

As a result of the continuing woes of load shedding , many sectional owners are considering alternative and renewable energy... solutions like solar panels to minimize the effect that load shedding has on their households. A common question, therefore, being raised by sectional owners is whether they are allowed to install solar panels at their sectional unit.

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How enforceable are penalties levied for failing to build your house in an estate?

28 February 2023,  Tazné Adams

Every now and then we get a call from a perturbed client who has just received a sizable penalty on... his monthly levy account from his body corporate or homeowner’s association for failing to have started/completed (this can vary) the building of a house on their estate erf. The demand is to know whether this penalty is enforceable and fair.

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Your responsibilities as a new home owner

15 September 2022,  Tazné Adams

So many new property owners believe that once the property is in their name all that is left is to... enjoy their new home. Unfortunately, there are still a few other important responsibilities that should not be forgotten.

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Can I install a generator at my sectional unit?

14 June 2022,  Corlia van Zyl

With the troubles of load shedding exacerbating the difficulty for many to work from home, many sectional owners are considering... the option of a generator to keep things going through load shedding. But can you just install a generator in your unit, or do you need permission to do so?

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Are sacrificial rituals allowed in sectional titles?

14 July 2021,  Corlia van Zyl

A neighbour in my sectional title unit is very traditional, and has been hinting that he wants to hold a... sacrificial slaughter at his home as an offering to his ancestral spirits. Although I have no objection to this, I am concerned as to whether this is allowed in a sectional title scheme as I think that there may be objections from other owners in the complex if he continues. Can he do this on his property in the complex?

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The basics of starting a sectional title development

14 June 2021

I’ve inherited a piece of property that a few people have told me is ideal for a small sectional title... development. I know it will be costly and take time, but was wondering if you could briefly explain to me what will need to happen for me to make this a reality?

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Can I run an Airbnb from my sectional title unit?

16 March 2021,  Corlia van Zyl

I am an owner of a sectional title unit and would like to advertise my unit for short term rentals... on Airbnb, is this legally allowed?

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What to do if my pesky neighbour keeps parking in the visitors parking area

06 January 2021

One of the residents of the sectional title scheme I live in, constantly parks his vehicle in the parking bays... designated for visitors. This is frustrating as there is limited visitors parking and often visitors are forced to park outside the scheme which is inconvenient and a safety risk. What can be done about this resident?

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Can a body corporate institute action against the sectional title developer?

10 November 2020,  Corlia van Zyl

In our sectional title scheme, it has become clear that many of the structures on the common property have been... poorly built and are defective. However, the body corporate is uncertain whether it can take action against the developer for these defects and accordingly nothing is happening. Surely the body corporate should be able to do something?

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