Leveraging now familiar, low cost and convenient webinar technology which has grown exponentially throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, Trafalgar has launched a series of monthly webinars focused on practical tips for Sectional Title Trustees and HOA Directors covering a series of important and topical operational issues.

The overall objective is to equip Trustees and Directors with practical tips and recommendations to perform their roles more effectively and confidently. Incorporating a brief review of relevant legislation, short case studies and practical tips, an experienced panel of Trafalgar staff then answer questions from the audience.

Webinar recordings will be available on this page and also from Youtube for those who were not available to attend, or who may want to refer back to the contents. Any questions arising from the webinars may be directed to karienc@trafalgar.co.za or andrews@trafalgar.co.za.

Join us for an in-depth webinar that delves into effective strategies and insights to navigate and understand the complexities of debt collection within community schemes.

Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in managing debt within residential communities.

Have you got questions about maintaining your community scheme?

Join us for an interactive Q&A webinar where YOU drive the conversation! Get expert insights, solutions, and advice tailored to your community’s needs. Let’s tackle challenges together and foster stronger, more vibrant communities.

Join us for an insightful webinar as we delve into the essentials of effective communication, decision-making, and community collaboration within your body corporate.

All you need to know about EUA’s, alterations and additions in sectional title schemes.

In the dynamic world of property ownership and management, understanding the complexities of Exclusive Use Areas (EUAs) is essential for both property owners and managers. EUAs have a significant impact on the enjoyment and value of a property, and navigating the intricate legal, administrative, and practical aspects surrounding these areas can be challenging.

In this month’s webinar, we will delve into the distinct duties and responsibilities that Trustees and Managing Agents hold in community schemes. Whether you are a trustee, managing agent, owner, or simply interested in understanding these roles better, this session promises valuable insight.

Are you ready to dive into the world of Conflict Resolution and CSOS Procedures?

What You’ll Learn:

  • Understanding the role of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS)
  • Navigating CSOS procedures for dispute resolution
  • Proven strategies to resolve disputes effectively
  • Q&A session with our expert panel

Curious about the nitty-gritty of audit and financial management in community schemes?  We’ve got you covered! Get ready to have your burning questions answered by industry experts during this engaging session.

Governance Best Practices & Trafalgar Checklist

Discover key strategies for successful community scheme management and receive our free governance tool, the Trafalgar Property Management Governance Checklist. Gain insights from industry experts and learn practical tips to optimize your governance.

Join us for an exclusive webinar on Managing Finance for Community Schemes, hosted by Trafalgar Property Management! Our esteemed host, Andrew Schaefer, will be joined by guest speakers Karien Coetzee, Blyde Pinto, and Christiaan Joubert. Together, they will delve deeper into the intricacies of sectional title, HOA insurance, loans, and levy finance strategies. This webinar is a must-attend for anyone involved in community schemes. Gain valuable insights and expert advice to optimize your financial management practices! 

Maintenance in a Sectional Title Scheme, best practices and 10 year plans

Managing agents can play a vital role in helping sectional title trustees to successfully complete large maintenance or repair projects by providing various recommendations and types of support. The trustees of most sectional title schemes are not professional property or construction managers, but are often tasked in any case with running big projects such as the repainting of a whole complex, the installation of carports, the replacement of an elevator, or the waterproofing of a whole apartment block roof.

Collecting Arrear Levies

A perennial problem or an automated and pleasant process? 

Collecting arrear levies may be challenging, but is vital for the proper functioning of your sectional title scheme or HOA.

Hosted by Andrew Schaefer, this is one not to be missed for all trustees and owners.

Amending Conduct Rules and their Enforcement

Hosted by Andrew Schaefer, this is one not to be missed for all trustees and owners.

Solar Installations in a Sectional Title

Hosted by Andrew Schaefer, this is one not to be missed for all trustees, owners and contractors.

From load-shedding to cable theft… The only option it seems is to invest back into your property and investigate alternative sources of energy.

We will be discussing solar installations in sectional title schemes with our industry specialists.

Practical Tips for Enforcing the Conduct Rules for Sectional Title Trustees and HOA Directors

Practical tips for enforcing the conduct rules for sectional title trustees and HOA Directors: correctly approving and enforcing conduct rules is a challenge for many Trustees and Directors, nevertheless a very important part of their role scope and responsibilities. This 1 hour webinar outlines the relevant legal framework, covers a few recent case studies and addresses a range of participant queries to give a better and more practical understanding of what can be done to better enforce the conduct rules. A decisive escalation to CSOS if internal remedies have failed is an important next step for an external review and binding ruling to be achieved.

Effective Arrear Levy Collections for Sectional Title Trustees and HOA Directors

Effectively collecting arrear levies is essential for consistent cash flow for a sectional title scheme or HOA to meet service delivery and creditor payment expectations. Most community schemes do not budget for arrear levies and hence the importance of minimising levy arrears. This recorded webinar provides a brief overview of the legal context for correctly raising levies and then describes the pre-legal and thereafter legal processes applied for effective levy collections. A number of practical tips are also suggested to impose leverage and inconvenience on owners in arrears to persuade them to prioritise the payment of their levies. A specialised collections attorney concludes the discussion with comments concerning current Court and sheriff timelines considering the disruption and backlog created by the Covid-19 lockdown and subsequent alert level regulations. Contact details are given at the end for any questions which may arise.

Effective Budgeting and Financial Management for Sectional Title Trustees and HOA Directors

Effective budgeting and financial management are at the core of property management success and directly impact both property values and lifestyles for residents. This webinar outlines a variety of best practice recommendations for Trustees and Directors of sectional title schemes and HOA’s to achieve long term budgeting and financial management confidence and sustainability.

Sectional Title and HOA insurance for Sectional Title Trustees and HOA Directors

Sectional Title and HOA insurance may not be the most familiar topic to many owners and residents in community schemes, but given the risks and costs concerned, is an extremely important topic. This webinar covers the legal requirements for insurance, the types and limits for insurance cover and an overview of the claims process.

Maintenance in sectional title schemes & 10 year maintenance plans

Effective maintenance is essential for many reasons: presentation of the complex and common property; positive first impression; lifestyles and property asset value growth. This webinar covers the legislative provisions in terms of sectional title maintenance, a step by step guideline for compiling and updating 10 year maintenance plans and concludes with important maintenance focus areas and priorities in a community scheme.

Roles & Responsibilities of Sectional Title Trustees

This webinar summarises the powers and responsibilities of a body corporate assigned to sectional title trustees as an outline of their roles and responsibilities. Trafalgar has a 7 module e-learning course for sectional title trustees or interested stakeholders which is an opportunity to obtain further information and a more detailed understanding take a look at our Courses page.