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What can I do if I do not approve of the way my Scheme is being managed?

Category Property Management

What can I do if I do not approve of the way my Scheme is being managed?

Article by Kerry Olivier - ANGOR Property Specialists

Any member of the Body Corporate is entitled to ask to attend the next Trustee meeting to discuss issues they may have with the management of the Scheme. On invitation, the member of the Body Corporate may attend a Trustee meeting.  The minutes of the meeting will reflect what is discussed.

Should the problem not be dealt with satisfactorily, the member may ask for a special general meeting to be called with all the owners to discuss and vote on the matter, provided that they have the support of 25% of the owners in the Scheme.  

Remember that the Trustees are appointed by the members and take instruction from them.  Should they not carry out their duties properly, they may be voted out at an annual or special general meeting, and new members may be elected as Trustees.

With the implementation of the Community Schemes Ombud Services Act 9 of 2011 (CSOS), owners now have a further remedy available to them.  Any owner may, upon application, approach CSOS for resolution to the following disputes (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Financial Issues
  • Governance Issues
  • Meetings
  • Management Services
  • Private Areas and Common Property

Author: Kerry Olivier - ANGOR Property Specialists

Submitted 11 Jul 18 / Views 4285