Generate your own electricity, community housing schemes advised.

With the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) coming into effect this week (1 July), community housing schemes which have not yet done so urgently need to appoint their official Information Officers and ensure that they are registered with the Information Regulator.

Sectional Title schemes that are not yet compliant with the reserve fund provisions of the Community Housing Schemes Ombud Services (CSOS) Act should rectify that position as soon as possible.

Monday, 13 July 2020 21:40

How to go 'green' in Sectional Title

Steep annual increases in municipal electricity and water tariffs are a constant incentive for sectional title (ST) schemes and housing estates to implement alternative energy and water supply solutions.

Sectional Title schemes and other community housing developments should be taking steps as fast as they can now to ensure that residents have access to electricity and water supplies in the coming months.

When the developer returns, what happens to your home’s value?

National property management company Trafalgar has just announced the acquisition of Table View-based managing agency Browmann Property Management.

The much-anticipated Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Act is now fully operational and applicable to all community housing schemes including Sectional Title and shareblock schemes, cluster complexes and estates run by home owner associations (HOAs), retirement villages and housing co-operatives.

Block by block and street by street, Port Elizabeth’s historic Central is steadily being reclaimed and regenerated as a vibrant hub of live-work-and-play activity, housing students, young professionals, creative and professional businesses and tertiary education institutions as well as popular tourist attractions.

The sluggish economy and declining employment over the past few years have prompted an increasing number of people to start their own businesses as a way of earning an income, and the latest available statistics indicate that at least 10% of SA’s working adults are now self-employed.

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