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Draft Rules for Community Schemes Ombud Drawn Up

August 10, 2017

Department of Human Settlements

Draft Regulations on the Community Schemes Ombud Service have been published in Government Gazette 39247 for comment.

Drawn up by the human settlements department in terms of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act, the draft regulations contain detail on the activities of the board, levies and service fees and training and education.

The board is expected to meet at least four times a year and the Chief Ombud must ensure that complete minutes of each meeting are kept.

Meanwhile, in notice 908 published in the same Gazette, the department has also published Draft Regulations for Fees and Levies payable to the Community Schemes Ombud Service for comment.

Included is the prescribed monthly levy payable by every unit within a community scheme.

A R100 fee will be charged for adjudication while the application fee stands at R50.

People who earn less than R5 500 per month after tax are entitled to a 100% waiver of application and adjudication fees.

In notice 909, the department has published Draft Sectional Titles Schemes Management Regulations for comment.
Issues covered include minimum amounts for reserve fund, other risks to be insured against, powers of a provisional curator ad litem and curator ad litem, notifications and rules.

Two annexures on management rules and conduct rules are included.

Comment on all three draft regulations is invited within 30 days of the date of publication of the notices.