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Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, 2011 (Act No. 8 of 2011)

13. Duties of owners



1) An owner must—
a) permit any person authorised in writing by the body corporate, during reasonable hours and on notice (except in case of emergency, when no notice is required), to enter his or her section or exclusive use area for the purposes of inspecting it and maintaining, repairing or renewing pipes, wires, cables and ducts existing in the section and capable of being used in connection with the enjoyment of any other section or common property, or for the purpose of ensuring that this Act and the rules are being observed;
b) forthwith carry out all work that may be ordered by any competent authority in respect of his or her section, other than such work as may be required for the benefit of the building generally, and pay all charges, expenses and assessments that may be payable in respect of his or her section;
c) repair and maintain his or her section in a state of good repair and, in respect of an exclusive use area, keep it in a clean and neat condition;
d) use and enjoy the common property in such a manner as not to interfere unreasonably with the use and enjoyment thereof by other owners or other persons lawfully on the premises;
e) not use his or her section or exclusive use area, or permit it to be used, in a manner or for a purpose which may cause a nuisance to any occupier of a section;
f) notify the body corporate forthwith of any change of ownership or occupancy in his or her section and of any mortgage; and
g) when the purpose for which a section or exclusive use area is intended to be used is shown expressly or by implication on or by a registered sectional plan, not use nor permit such section or exclusive use area to be used for any other purpose: Provided that with the written consent of all owners such section or exclusive use area may be used for that purpose as consented to.


2) Any owner who is of the opinion that any refusal of consent of another owner in terms of the proviso to subsection (1)(g) is unfairly prejudicial, unjust or inequitable to him or her, may, within six weeks after the date of such a refusal, make an application in terms of this subsection to an ombud.