Third generation innovations to sectional title legislation and prescribed management and conduct rules
The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act (STSMA), together with the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (CSOSA), both promulgated in 2011, has introduced a radical change in sectional titles legislation, both in the sectional titles industry and in communal living in general.
The aim of the seminar is to explain the innovations introduced by the STSMA, the CSOSA and by these third generation management and conduct rules in the spheres of–
Topics to be discussed
Who should attend?
Attorneys, conveyancers, managing agents of bodies corporate, trustees of bodies corporate, owners of sectional title units, estate agents, developers and investors in sectional title schemes.
See the transitional provisions which will only take effect after the date of publication here.
Previous seminar on similar topic
In September 2012 a seminar was presented on the innovations in sectional titles introduced by the STSMA 8 of 2011. This follow-up seminar has a much broader scope. It covers all the topics mentioned above and focusses on the practical innovations introduced by the regulations of both the STSMA and the CSOSA. Attendance of the previous seminar is not a prerequisite to benefit from this seminar.
Presenter - Prof Cornie van der Merwe
Cornie van der Merwe is a former Dean and currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is a Research Fellow at the University of Stellenbosch. He holds the degrees of BA LLB from the University of the Free State, BA (Hons) and BCL from Oxford University and LLD from the University of South Africa. He teaches a final year LLB course on Sectional Titles as well as an LLM course on Comparative Apartment Ownership at the University of Stellenbosch.
He was involved in the development and preparation of both the STSMA and the CSOSA up to the stage of promulgation. He was one of the lead consultants who assisted the Department of Land Affairs (now the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform) in the preliminary research and development for these two Acts.
He presented a seminar "Third generation innovations to sectional titles by the STSMA" (offered by the Centre for Legal Compliance) in September 2012 after the promulgation of the STSMA and the CSOSA.
He has given several presentations on sectional titles in South Africa and overseas, including a presentation on "Global Perspectives on Sectional Titles" at the national conference of the National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) in 2011 and a presentation on "European Condominium Law: Nine Key Choices" at an interdisciplinary conference held at Herzliya University in Israel in 2015.
Dates and venues
Registration: 08:00 – 08:30
R1,590for early registration*; or
R1,390for very early registration*
10% discount on each of the above price levels for two or more people from the same law firm or company
* Cut-off dates for early fees on the registration page
Prof Cornie van der Merwe