SECTIONAL TITLES SCHEMES MANAGEMENT ACT NO. 8 OF 2011 & THE COMMUNITY SCHEMES OMBUD SERVICE ACT NO. 9 OF 2011

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SECTIONAL TITLES SCHEMES MANAGEMENT ACT NO. 8 OF 2011 & THE COMMUNITY SCHEMES OMBUD SERVICE ACT NO. 9 OF 2011

The Sectional Title Act can be a minefield to navigate for those who are unfamiliar with it. It is compulsory for Ecliptic Estate Management estate managers to complete the relevant Sectional Title and Home Owners Association certification through Paddocks to enable them to advise and guide the relevant boards, owners and residents effectively. This article offers a brief introduction into the Sectional Title Act as is relevant to owners and the trustees.

 

The Preamble to the Act reads as follows:

 

To provide for the division of buildings into sections and common property and for the acquisition of separate ownership in sections coupled with joint ownership in common property; the control of certain incidents attaching to separate ownership in sections and joint ownership in common property; the transfer of ownership of sections and the registration of sectional mortgage bonds over, and real rights in, sections; the conferring and registration of rights in, and the disposal of, common property; the establishment of bodies corporate to control common property and for that purpose to apply rules; and the establishment of a sectional titles regulation board; and to provide for incidental matters.

 

Please click the links below to view the Sectional titles schemes management act no. 8 of 2011 & the community schemes ombud service act no. 9 of 2011:

 

CSOS notice approval of the csos and STMA regulations (PDF)

Signed CSOS regulations levies and fees (PDF)

Signed CSOS regulations (PDF)

Signed STSMA regulations (PDF)

CSOS levy calculator (.xlsx)

 

Jacqueline Brook