Wednesday, October 05, 2011

New Sectional Titles management

The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, 2011, has recently been promulgated. This extracts from the Sectional Titles Act all of the provisions relating to Body Corporate management and the new Act now provides for this.

In order to provide for some conformity in the way Body Corporates are managed whether first registered under the previous 1971 Act, or the later 1986 Act or in future, provisions are set out to make uniform rules applicable to these schemes, making the scope for variations to Rules smaller. Any proposed amendment to Rules also now needs to be approved by an Ombudsman appointed in terms of the Act. This will ensure that no rules that contravene the Act will be able to be passed at a meeting of a Body Corporate.

Provision is also made for the appointment of an Sectional Titles Schemes Management Advisory Council to advise the Government on continuing problems facing the industry and the need for changes to legislation affecting the sectional title property industry.

A copy of the Act can be downloaded free off our Skydrive. Follow the link.