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The Industry Journal

The Industry Journal serves as an official reference guide to best practice, policy and procedure, rules and regulation relevant and significant to the estate and community management industry. The articles serve to educate through experience-driven industry knowledge and covers all aspects relevant. Features include but are not limited to: Financial Management, Human Resources, Security, Risk Management, Legal, Conservation, Occupancy Standards and Government Legislation sectors. An essential tool to the Board of Trustees, Estate Management, Managing Agents, Homeowners Association and Bodies Corporate.


A delicate balancing Act How should a HOmeowners Association optimally compose the Balance Sheet position to minimise levy increases?

How should a Homeowners  Association (HOA) optimally compose the Balance Sheet position to minimise levy increases? HOAs are on the horns of a dilemma: How to make sure that they will be able to live up to all the new, stricter regulations on capital reserves while still minimising the long-term… Read More

7 Charactristsic of good corporate governance applicable to a homeowners associations

The Association of Residential Communities  overviews the 7 key characteristics of good governance as it applies to residential communities homeowners associations in South Africa Discipline Corporate discipline is a commitment by an HOA’s senior management to adhere to behaviour that is universally recognised and accepted to be correct and proper…. Read More

The future of decision making in residential communities is here.

Is this the beginning of the end of AGMs as we know them? Communities – estates and sectional title complexes – are managed according to basic democratic principles, where rules, regulations and decisions are based on the preference of the majority. In many instances, supporting documents, usually a large number… Read More

The M100; The Essentials of Community Association Management course

Successful community management starts with the essentials. Read More

The Residential Estate Industry Journal

Estate Living is in search of core suppliers to the following successful estates: Zimbali Coastal, Thesen Islands, Oubaai, Pecanwood, Val de Vie, Hoedspruit Wildlife, Newmark and Steyn City. We are excited to announce that we will be working closely with management of these estates for the annual ARC Residential Estate Industry Journal. The… Read More

Association for Residential Communities Annual Conference 2017 @ Val de Vie Estate

Association for Residential Communities Annual Conference 2017 @ Val de Vie Estate Read More

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS)

At a recent ARC health and safety workshop, the question of contractor responsibility was raised in cases where the homeowners’ association (HOA) of the estate agrees to take responsibility for a contractor hired by the owner of a residence to perform work on the owner’s behalf. Before getting into that,… Read More

Municipal Property Rates Act (MPR)

Unlawful Discrimination in the Imposing of Rates and Taxes for Members of residential Estates The Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act empowers a local council to levy rates on immovable property within its jurisdiction. This is done by identifying the categories of property that a particular local council wishes to… Read More