Sectional Titles

Last Updated 14 August 2018 10:07:16 AM

The purpose of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management (STSM) Act, No 8 of 2011 is to provide for the establishment of bodies corporate to manage and regulate sections and common property in sectional titles schemes and, for that purpose, to apply rules applicable to such schemes and a sectional titles schemes management advisory council.

The Sectional Titles Schemes Management (STSM) Act, No 8 of 2011 was gazetted and signed by the President in June 2011. This Act as well as the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Regulations, 2016 became effective on 7 October 2016.

Community Schemes Ombud Services Act, No 9 of 2011

The Purpose of the Community Schemes Ombud Services Act, No 9 of 2011 is to provide for: (a) the establishment of the Service; (b) the functions, operations and governance of the Service; and (c) a dispute resolution mechanism in community schemes.

The Community Schemes Services Ombud Act No 9 of 2011 was gazetted and signed by the President in June 2011. This Act as well as the Regulations on the Community Schemes Ombud Services, 2016 became effective on 7 October 2016. The Regulations dealing with levies and fees to be paid was gazetted on 7 October 2016, and will come into operation 90 days from publication (as stated in Section 5), therefore on 5 January 2017.

 

Legislation

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Acts

  • Community Schemes Services Ombud Act, No 9 of 2011
  • Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, No 8 of 2011

 

Regulations and notices

  • CSOS Practice Directive No 2 of 2018: Dispute Resolution (2,1Mb PDF)
  • CSOS Circular No 2 of 2018: Procedure for the Application of Unanimous and Special Resolutions in terms of Section 6 (9) of the STSMA (401KB PDF)
  • CSOS Circular No 1 of 2018: Lodgement of Sectional Titles Schemes Rules in terms of the STSMA (334Kb PDF)
  • CSOS Practice Directive No:1 of 2018 Amendment of Practice Directive 1 of 2017 on payment of levies and fees (537 Kb PDF)
  • CSOS Practice Directive No: 3 of 2017 on the waiver of levies and fees (419Kb PDF)
  • CSOS Practice Directive No: 1 of 2017 on the Payment of levies and fees in terms of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (656 Kb PDF)
  • Chief Ombud’s Circular No. 1 of 2017 on the Implementation of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act and Regulations (177Kb PDF)
  • Regulations on the Community Schemes Ombud Service: Regulations, 2016
  • Community Schemes Ombud Service Regulations: Levies and fees, 2016
  • Sectional Title Schemes Management Regulations, 2016

 

Submissions and Comments

  • 2 November 2015 - SAICA Introduction letter on the Sectional Titles Scheme Management Regulations (200 Kb PDF)
  • 2 November 2015 - SAICA Comment letter on the Sectional Titles Scheme Management Regulations (100Kb PDF)

 

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