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## PQ' re-calculated

Can someone explain the following please: Why are the levies reduced and PQ's re-calculated of all owners in the complex when an owner has extended their section floor space by adding on an additional room? Once their addition has gone thru the normal legal channels and procedure, SG, etc and registered at the deeds office, surely they are the only ones affected as they have to pay more levy for the extra floor space they acquired? And final question: Must the building plans for the complex be re-drawn, showing the new PQ measurements of all sections, plus addition added? If so, whose cost is this for?

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### RE: PQ' re-calculated

https://www.paddocks.co.za/paddocks-press-newsletter/how-to-extend-the-boundaries-of-sections/

Each owners PQ is generally the floor area of Section X 100 / Total Floor Areas of all Sections.

If an owner extends the the total of the floor area increases and owner with the increased floor area will pay more than before and the rest of the owners less than before.

### RE: PQ' re-calculated

Thanks Murray, I dont understand what you said at all. The PQ's of my unit when I bought it, remain at say 119, so in theory how can they possibly be reduced because of another owner who extended their floor space? By the way, the web site you quoted I could not access at all.

### RE: RE: PQ' re-calculated

Copy and paste [you cannot just click on it] the entire website link into your browser and the whole article will come up.

https://www.paddocks.co.za/paddocks-press-newsletter/how-to-extend-the-boundaries-of-sections/

### RE: RE: PQ' re-calculated

Whilst your own floor area square meterage remains unchanged your participation quota/PQ [percentage ownership] will change.

Example below.

### RE: PQ' re-calculated

re: Unless the rules have been amended, each owners PQ is the floor area of Section X 100 / Total Floor Areas of all Sections.

If an owner extends the the total of the floor area increases and owner with the increased floor area will pay more than before and the rest of the owners will pay less than before....Show More

An example:

A block of flats has 12 flats each of 119 square metres. The total 'floor area of the complex' is therefore 1428 square metres. Each of the 12 flats will have a PQ of 11900 [119 square meters x 100] divided by 1428 [being the total by the total floor area of the complex] = 8.3333

To check this calculation is correct multiply 8.3333 x 12 and you will see it is, the answer is 100. In other words each of the owners with a same size flat has a PQ of 8.333 - this means that on a PQ basis each owner pays 8.333% of the costs.

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If one of the owners then increases the floor area of their flat by adding a 31 square mezzanine level or extending it by adding on an extra room and their total floor area then adds up to 150 square metres [119 + 31] the sum to calculate that owners new PQ would be:

The total 'floor area of the complex' is now 1459 [1428+31] square metres. The extended flat will have an increased PQ of:- 15000 [150 square meters x 100] divided by 1459 [being the new total of the floor area of the entire complex] = 10.281%

This owner would then pay 10.2810% of all costs.

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The 11 unaltered flats will each have a reduced PQ of:-

11900 [119 square metres x 100] divided by 1459 [being the new total of the floor area of the entire complex = 8.1562

To check this calculation is correct multiply 8.1563 x 11 [=89.7193] and add 10.2810 and you will see it is, the answer is 100.

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Note: PQ's are always calculated to 4 decimals.