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Hi Bert. I have just neves in a complex where pet(s) are
Hi Bert. I have just neves in a complex where pet(s) are allowed. I was informed two days ago that though pets are allowed, only one per unit is permitted and I have two. Subsequently I was instructed… read more
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Hi. We are 20 months into a 24 month lease. We live in an apartment
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Good morning. I live in a small complex and in the conduct
Good morning. I live in a small complex and in the conduct and rules it states that no pets are allowed unless a secret ballot is held whereby permission will be given in a majority vote. Before I mov… read more
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Without having to wait for an AGM, can the Trustees bend the
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I am am orginal owner of a unit with sectional title (i.e.
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Dear Bert I own a newly built cluster in Sandhurst. There
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I have a town house in a complex and have recently received
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Hi, we rent a townhouse. When we moved in just over a year
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Hi, I just bought a full title property in the complex. The
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GOOD DAY. WE LIVE IN PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA IN A COMPLEX OF
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In our Sectional Title rules are stated that I am allowed to
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Hi! I live in a town house, for 3 years..., I bin having problems
Hi! I live in a town house, for 3 years..., I bin having problems with pets there, I toke the matter to the body corporate and nothing is bin done! I had a cat pee on my couches ..., I had to pay! I h… read more
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