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Improvements to a Sectional Title Scheme

The trustees of a body corporate may decide to add an improvement to the scheme’s common property, or to remove it. Different rules apply, depending on whether the improvement is considered to be “luxurious” (for example a swimming pool) or “non-luxurious”(for example a security gate).  Luxurious improvements may only be effected if they are authorised by a unanimous resolution of all owners.   On the other hand, in order to effect a non-luxurious improvement, the trustees must give at least 30 days’ notice to all owners of the intended improvement, detailing the costs, financing, need and desirability thereof. If a special general meeting is then requested by the owners, a special resolution must be passed to authorise the intended non-luxurious improvement. If no meeting is requested, the trustees may proceed.

For more information, contact us at STBB

Celebrate all the Awesome Women in your Life

Womens Day - Chas

South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women.

This historic march was a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom and society at large. Since that eventful day, women from all walks of life became equal partners in the struggle for a non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

A Rare Find

ClaremontTreehaven Close is a sought-after complex in Claremont which offers the ultimate convenience of being in an upmarket suburb close to good schools, shopping and restaurants, combined with a modern business district.  This three bedroom with views is conveniently a minutes walk from Kenilworth Centre. Read more about this Claremont apartment for sale.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116

The Claremont Newsletter

TheClaremontTransferred Sales in 2014: 

60 Transferred Sales took place in 2014 for The Claremont, in the amount R131 260 485, of which R53 590 595 were bonded.

The sales comprise of the following:

  • 9 –   39m2  studio apartment
  • 4 –   42m2  studio apartment
  • 10 – 53m2  one bedroom apartment
  • 15 – 76m2  two bedroom apartment
  • 13 – 81m2  two bedroom apartment
  • 9 –   88m2  three bedroom apartment

* Based on information sourced from CMA Info, SAPTG and Propstats.

CMA-buttonChas Everitt CMA – Comparative Market Analysis of your apartment at The Claremont is designed to help you determine your best possible asking price. By studying other apartments that were recently sold which are similar to yours, you will be able to make a more informed decision regarding your current competitive market position. For a no obligation valuation of your property please contact Ranate on 081 445 6965 or email me on Ranate@everitt.co.za

soldThe highest price obtained at The Claremont for 2014 was a three bedroom, two bathroom and two parking bay apartment, sold for R2,150 000 – Sold by us!

We are offering our BLUEPRINT for a successful sale. We have fine-tuned a unique marketing strategy that enables you to:
  • Achieve the highest possible price
  • In the shortest time
  • With the least hassle

We are committed to ensuring your complete satisfaction from the commencement of marketing your property to registration of transfer and final closure of the sale.

Call Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116.

Sectional Title – Great News!

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Better Bond Home Loans start this week with great news that Standard Bank will consider 100% bonds up to R3 Million for existing Bank clients.

Sectional Title Rondebosch

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Rondebosch is home to many sectional title apartments and in viewing the many diffenet options I discovered St Pauls Church,  rich in history and beauty. The ground on which the St Paul's church stands today was blessed by the Bishop of Calcutta on 5 September 1832. It was built on a rock-based terrace looking down on the Liesbeek River. St Paul's church has the oldest graveyard in South Africa. The last burial took place in 1890 and the details on the gravestones have been recorded. These facts are also available to the public. 

For all your Sectional Title needs in Rondebosch call Melanie Knight  on 072 844 8230

Council Approves Free MyConnect Cards for MyCiTi

The City Council on Wednesday, 30 October 2013, approved a recommendation from the City’s transport authority, Transport for Cape Town (TCT), that the R25 cost of the MyCiTi myconnect card may be waived during the marketing of new routes to make it easier for people to switch from their previous public transport modes to the MyCiTi service. People are still required to load a minimum of R30 to the card.

‘This is part of this administration’s efforts to provide safe, affordable and reliable public transport for all communities across the city. An efficient transport network is one of the most effective ways to link our communities living on the outskirts of the city to economic opportunities, learning opportunities and social amenities,’ says the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.  Read full details more

MyCiti Website

Great Value! Sectional Title

On Show in Claremont Sunday 27 October 2013

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25 Herschel Court – Upper Claremont

On the corner of Bowwood Rd and Cavendish St

Only a four minute walk from Cavendish Square, for more info read on

” Demistifying Sectional Title”

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I was given a book by a client of mine, " Demistifying Sectional Title, by Marina Constas and Karen Bleijs." I had sold her townhouse and in giving me this book, she said: " This book gave me the power to take on any trustee, member of the body corporate, in whatever the dispute, I used it as a Bible. Now I want you to have it and use it." I  have read and enjoyed the easy flow of this book, with all the cartoons explaining the what and how of the Sectional Title Act 95 of 1986.( what a joy!) 

This book is a must have, as Acting Judge Mahomed H.E Ismail states in the foreword," Sectional Title schemes have become a new way of housing in the last three decades. it is important that people in our fledging democracy with its multi faceted cultures and shades who live in such schemes, adhere to the principle of " love your neighbour as you love yourself" 

JT Foxx WoW! What an experience

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Day Two! Jam-packed with lots and lots of knowledge, insight and new ideas!

Two words I have never used or implemented before and they are "Transactional"  and "Transformational".  Transactional are the things we have to do, on a day to day basis, mostly the things we hate doing and the most time consuming, for instance; update a data base, filling out forms, capturing and processing your buyers list and so on. What I learned today was, get someone else to do it for you. Transformational are the things we love doing, the creative side, selling, speaking to people, meeting with clients. These are the areas we need to spend more time on. The challenge is to act on the knowledge received and the speed of implementation.