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Toilets are not bins

Toilets are an essential feature of homes – and they are also something we give very little thought to, day-to-day. Until of course, there is an issue. A blocked or leaking toilet or sewage pipe quickly becomes a smelly, unpleasant problem that can cost a lot to have fixed....

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Proxies in Body Corporates and Homeowners’ Associations

If you are an owner or a resident in a sectional title scheme....

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POPI is about to bloom – but how will it affect you?

POPI stands for the Protection of Personal Information Act....

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Internal Pipes and Sectional Title

In sectional title developments, disputes can arise when repair bills are incurred....

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Live and let live

By definition, a community scheme involves shared use of certain areas....

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The Benefits Of Hiring A Managing Agent

Solver Property Services specialise in managing sectional title and homeowners’ associations....

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Selling Your Home: The Transfer Process

Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, and for most people, it will be one of their most significant transactions. South African law has a clear set of rules in place regarding the rights and responsibilities of both buyer and...

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The Right Way to Resolve Disputes in Community Schemes

If you live in a Residential Estate, Sectional Title or any kind of Community Living Scheme, you'll appreciate how important it is to have good neighbours. There are times, however, when even good neighbours disagree with each other. When disputes arise, who is...

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Cannabis in Sectional Titles: A Complex Issue

The Solver Property Services team thought that we would touch on a much-debated topic in our Community Schemes: “Cannabis in Sectional Title Developments” At the end of September 2018, the Constitutional Court passed legislation decriminalising the use of marijuana in...

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Homeowners Association or Sectional Title Body Corporate: What’s the Difference?

If the safety and security offered by a townhouse Community Scheme appeal to you, you will want to learn more about Sectional Title Bodies Corporate and Homeowners Associations. In this article, we’ll explain how they differ from each other, what they share in common...

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Airbnb and Community Schemes: Latest Developments

In September 2017, the City of Cape Town launched a survey on short term rentals, in particular, online booking platforms such as Airbnb and Booking.com. The aim of the survey was to gather information that could be used to develop a policy or regulations that would...

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Geyser Related Insurance Claims

In this article, we cover some commonly asked questions relating to burst geysers / geyser claims in the majority of Sectional Title developments. Geyser Claims: Having hot water on demand is certainly a comfort we have grown accustomed to, the real problem begins...

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What are Committee Members?

In this article, we touch on the subject of What are Committee Members and the role they play in a community scheme. Committee Members: Being a committee member can be very rewarding but it is also a huge responsibility. Some may argue that being a committee member is...

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Maintenance vs Insurance in Community Schemes

In this article, we touch on the subject of Maintenance Vs Insurance in Community Schemes. Owners in community schemes all too often misconstrue maintenance and/or insurance matters. We aim to shed some light on the difference between the two and hopefully create a...

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What is Good Neighbourliness?

In this article, we touch on the subject of “Good Neighbourliness” in Community Schemes; how it impacts communal living and how it can be implemented. Community Schemes: Community Scheme living is quickly becoming a preferred dwelling option for many South...

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Arrear Levy Collection Procedure

The purpose of this article is to assure owners who are paying, that there is a collection process and to educate non-payers of the process in recovering levies. Levies: Few people realise the importance of paying levies in a community scheme. Some even believe that...

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What is a Chairperson and what is their role?

In this article, we touch on the subject of What is a chairperson and his/her role in a community scheme. The Chairperson: A common question in community schemes is “What is a Chairperson and what role do they fulfill?” While it sounds “prestigious”, it can be a...

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Pets in Community Schemes

In this article, we touch on the subject of pets in Sectional Title Complexes and Homeowners Associations. Pets: This is one of the most debatable subjects any BC or HOA will have to deal with and mainly comes into play in the conduct rules of the BC and HOA. These...

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Community Scheme Levies

In this article, we touch on the subject of Community Scheme Levies, why it is a necessity and the impact non-payment has on community schemes. What Are Levies: In a Community Scheme, levies are a part of everyday life and have even been referred to as the “life...

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