Articles by Lauren Maltby

Special Levies in a Sectional Scheme: Who can raise them and who is liable to pay them?

Whilst the new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (STSMA) makes provision for a reserve fund to be established by the body corporate of a sectional scheme, the need may still arise for a special contribution to be levied. In terms of Section 21 of the Management Rules of the STSMA, a special...
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Property Newsflash: The First Body Corporate Meeting

The launch of a new sectional scheme is always an exciting time for both a developer and new property owner. Registration of the opening of the scheme in the Deeds Office is the culmination of many months of planning and hard work, and transfer of sections to new owner’s often takes place simultaneously. It is...
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Amending your Schemes Conduct Rules

The new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (STSMA) which commenced on 7 October 2016, provides for 8 prescribed conduct rules in a sectional scheme. This is slightly less than the 11 previously prescribed in the Sectional Titles Act. On the opening of a scheme however, or during the life of the scheme,...
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Conveyancing made easy

To someone unfamiliar with the conveyancing process, it is something that can seem quite daunting. Finding a conveyancing attorney with an eye for detail and the knowledge and experience to ask the right questions can mean the difference between a transaction running smoothly and frustrating delays. We explore what the average conveyancing process entails here:...
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Trusting and Managing Agents in a Sectional Scheme

In a sectional title scheme, trustees are appointed by the body corporate to look after the finances and administration of the scheme on the body corporate’s behalf. A managing agent may be appointed by the trustees to assist them and act on their behalf in the administration of the scheme. As such, it is unsurprising...
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Property Article by Lauren Maltby

Good Tenants are hard to find “I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it ‘content.'” Lauren Bacall Finding the right tenant is critical for any long term investment in residential property, so knowing what to look for in a tenant is key. A checklist...
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Coffee with Lauren Maltby

Lauren Maltby has been appointed as a director in our Property department. We shared a cuppa with Lauren to find out more about her work and life outside Property Law. Venns was your first taste of law with articles……. I really enjoyed my articles, despite the first year being very tough. It was obviously a...
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Appointment of Lauren Maltby as Property Director

Lauren initially served her articles at Venns and she is welcomed back as a director with a wealth of experience as both a conveyancer and notary public.  Lauren’s practice includes conveyancing, sectional title developments, mortgage and notarial bonds,leases and servitudes, subdivisions and consolidations. Should you wish to contact Lauren her details are below. Contact Details:...
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