A unit in a sectional title scheme can be amended by subdivision, consolidation or extension thereof.

When consolidating or subdividing a section, the owner requires the consent of the trustees of the body corporate. The extension of a section requires a special resolution, meaning that 75% of the owners in the sectional title scheme must vote in favour, because an extension will affect the participation quota of all the other sections in the scheme.

For all three changes, a draft sectional title plan has to be lodged with the Surveyor-General for approval, and the approval of the relevant municipality is also required.

To make sure you follow the right legal processes and lodge the correct documentation, contact your STBB conveyancer for assistance.

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