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I am a member of the trustees in a complex in he Eastern Cape. The complex comprising of 48 units of which on average 10 -12 are permanently occupied. Some owners are using it as a holiday destination… read more
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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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Hi, my dogs bark during the day when i am not at home. What
Hi, my dogs bark during the day when i am not at home. What is the law about dogs barking in the day? When i am at home after work they are as good as gold and on weekends. As far as i am aware barkin… read more
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Body corporate wants me to remove cats after 2 years only become
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We have a situation where our tenants have been denied to keep
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I have a town house in a complex and have recently received
I have a town house in a complex and have recently received an offer to purchase, subject to acceptance of 2 elderly cats by the Body Corporate. Each unit has it's own enclosed garden. On the gate, th… read more
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Hi, we rent a townhouse. When we moved in just over a year
Hi, we rent a townhouse. When we moved in just over a year ago I specifically asked the leasing agents whether I may keep my cat. They advised me, by e-mail, that "its fine, just try and keep it insid… read more
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I bought a house 2 months ago (sectional title). The owner
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I live in a sectional title. I have two pets( a small dog and two birds). I have been asked to get rid of the pets with immediate effect, as the rules clearly state no pets allowed in the complex. How… read more
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In our Sectional Title rules are stated that I am allowed to
In our Sectional Title rules are stated that I am allowed to keep 2 small dogs in my complex. I now got a letter that dogs are not allowed anymore. This decision was only made by the trustees and not … read more
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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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