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South Africa: What buyers in homeowners’ associations must ask

IN typical homeowners’ association (HOA) run estates the various areas such as roads, the entrance and parks or green spaces within the development are split into categories: public open spaces or private open spaces, and these various areas often remain

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South Africa: Homeowners’ associations: Pros and cons

As a homeowner in an estate or boomed-off area, a buyer may be required to join a Homeowners’ Association (HOA), which means adhering to numerous rules and regulations stipulated by the HOA.  Read the article……………

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South Africa: Homeowners association wins lease battle against Tshwane

The city refused to consider renewing the association’s 10 year lease agreement to rehabilitate and develop the Waterkloof Ridge Nature Valley Park.  The homeowners association of the upmarket Waterkloof Boulevard Estate has obtained an urgent court order forcing the Tshwane

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All you need to know about Community Properties

In South Africa, apartments and townhouses are sometimes part of what are known as sectional title schemes or sectional title development schemes, in accordance with the Sectional Titles Act No 95 of 1986.   Read the article………  

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South Africa: Liquidators vs Home Owners Associations: title deed conditions are binding on liquidators

In two recent cases decided in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), namely,Willow Waters Homeowners Association (Pty) Limited v KOKA NO and others [2015] JOL 32760 (SCA) and Cowin NO v Kyalami Estate Homeowners Association (499/2013) [2014] ZASCA 221, the

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Homeowners Associations: Can You Ban a Home Business?

All Home Owners Associations (“HOAs”) and their home owner members should be aware of a recent High Court judgment addressing the knotty problem of a HOA’s powers to bar an owner from running a home-based business.   Read more……..

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Much Ado About Nothing ? (Post from South Africa)

Finding a proper balance between slack management and management by dictatorship in housing schemes is an ongoing challenge, and a particular solution is not necessarily appropriate for all schemes. We know that if the administration or management of a sectional

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