CHANGE OF USE: A TEST FOR THE SECTIONAL TITLE SCHEMES MANAGEMENT ACT
Mineur v Baydunes Body Corporate and Others (11020/2018)  ZAWCHC 59;  3 All SA 611 (WCC) (24 May 2019)
In this matter, the body corporate of a sectional title scheme tried to legalise the historical renovations (change of use) that various owners had made to their sections. A special resolution was passed at a general meeting, but this was challenged by an owner who claimed that a unanimous resolution was required, even if, as was the case here, the change of use relates only to part of a section. What is the position? The Judgment can be viewed here.
COMMERCIAL LEASE DISPUTE: CUTTING ELECTRICITY AND CHANGING LOCKS
Lau v Real Time Investments 165 CC (50134/2019)  ZAGPPHC 313 (23 July 2019)
When a dispute arose regarding the manner in which the lessor was billing the tenant for electricity, the lessor decided to cut the electricity and later changed the locks to the premises depriving the tenant of access to and possession of the premises. Could he?