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Common Property Abuse

By Anna Badenhorst on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at 22:21

Hi some owners have offensive decor that they added to the trees and other areas of the common property. It remains there because the owners said to the Trustees I DARE YOU TO REMOVE MY DECOR! The Trustees seem to not understand that they have a right to simply remove it off the common property and are afraid of this person's threats of legal action against them. Can they simply just remove it without their permission? They also park just where they want and not on authorized parking spaces. Some residents also frequently use the guest parking instead of their own parking spaces. Some owners also have erected canopies and walls on their exclusive use areas without the permission of the Trustees, may the Trustees remove it or fine these owners? The Trustees seem unsure if they have the legal authority to remove it without these owners permission and how to deal with these problem owners. There is a fine system approved by the owners, but it's not yet approved at the Ombud, so the owners simply refuse to do anything the Trustees tell them to do. The Trustees get threatened with legal action every week and I feel really bad for them. It's not even from owners, but friends of owners that send these threats to the Trustees. What can they do? Please advise!

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RE: Common Property Abuse

Murray Bennett replied on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at 00:47

re: Some owners also have erected canopies and walls on their exclusive use areas without the permission of the Trustees, may the Trustees remove it or fine these owners? You need legal advise on how to deal with this, you cannot simply remove canopies and walls.
re: They also park just where they want and not on authorized parking spaces. Some residents also frequently use the guest parking instead of their own parking spaces. Hopefully this is covered in terms of the rules and the soon to be implemented fining system. If not the rules need to be re-assessed. re: some owners have offensive decor that they added to the trees and other areas of the common property. If these items are simply hung on trees they could be removed and returned to their owners. If the are fixtures see point one above.

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