wood rotten deck

A piece of rotten wood which dislodged from an overhanging balcony of a sectional title building and injured a passerby, will cost the body corporate much more than anticipated, after the court found that the owners (as body corporate) were negligent in not maintaining the building.

This is a wake-up call for trustees to properly deal with their responsibility to keep the buildings in the scheme in good repair.

Failure to do so can be found to be negligent and saddle the scheme with unexpected additional expenses

Please see case below:

Allen West 
Tonkin Clacey Pretoria 
Tel 012 346 1278 


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