A body corporate is required under sectional titles law to establish an administrative fund to cover a scheme’s annual expenses, including repair, upkeep, control, management, and administration costs. Levies are an owner’s annual contribution into this fund.
Practical wisdom dictates that efficient levy-collection is not only a duty but an indispensable tool for ensuring a sectional title scheme’s survival which should not to be underestimated by trustees and managing agents.
When dealing with defaulting owners, a letter sent by an attorney – as opposed to a debt-collector or credit bureau – is, by-and-large, the most effective first step towards resolution for one simple reason: it is the most likely to get an immediate response.
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