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For Immediate Release

MEDIA STATEMENT

AMENDMENT OF SECTION 10 COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES AND THE PROCESS OF ISSUING CERTIFICATES

Valued stakeholders,

Section 10(2) of the Sectional Titles Schemes Managing Act (STSM Act) states that the management rules can be substituted, added, amended or repealed by the developer or by unanimous resolution of the members of the body corporate. The conduct rules can be substituted, added, amended or repealed by the developer or special resolution of the members of the body corporate.

The commencement of the substitution, addition, amendment, repeal of the rules comes into effect after the approval by the Chief Ombud (i.e., on the date of the issuing of a certificate as contemplated in section 10(5)(c) of the STSM Act).

The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) seeks to inform stakeholders of sectional title developments with regards to the new amended look and design of the section 10 compliance certificate, issued in terms of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), 2011 (Act No.8 of 2011).

The section 10 compliance certificate will reflect the community scheme CSOS registration number which will appear as REG/YEAR/PROVINCE/SIX DIGIT NUMBER (e.g.REG/22/GP/123456). The Certificate will no longer reflect the governance number (CSOS/GOVDOCS/YEAR/PROVINCE/ SIX DIGIT NUMBER (e.g. CSOS/GOVDOCS/22/GP/123456).

Please note that for previously submitted scheme governance documentation the governance reference number will be linked to the registration number.

The community schemes are no longer required to collect the section 10 compliance certificates at the CSOS offices. Due to the newly implemented process we seek to ensure timeous signing and issuing of the section 10 certificates. The section 10 certificate will be emailed to the Community Scheme.

All the section 10 certificates issued before the 01 of February 2022 and community schemes that received collection emails, can and should collect their original hardcopy of section 10 compliance certificates from our offices as advised in the collection email sent to you.

We urge all the sectional title community schemes to lodge their governance documentation with the CSOS whenever there are amendments made to their documents. Please be reminded that this is a free service.
The administrative process that must be followed is as follows:

(a) The community schemes must complete the application for the Amendment of Rules Form (Form B).

(b) Form B can be completed online or downloaded from the CSOS website at www.csos.org.za. Alternatively, the form can be obtained at any of the CSOS offices nationwide.

(c) The completed form can be submitted to CSOS either online, by post, email, or hand delivery to any of the CSOS’s Regional Offices. The email address is sectionaltitle@csos.org.za . Other contact details can be downloaded from the CSOS website.

(d) The applicant bears the onus of ensuring that all relevant information is submitted to ‘make their case’, in other words, to ensure that their application form is correctly completed and meets legislative requirements. The CSOS cannot complete application forms for applicants nor can the CSOS instruct Applicants on how to complete their application form unless the Applicant is illiterate or physically impaired.

(e) The application form and any attachments may either be typed or handwritten. If typed, the font must be clear. Handwritten applications must be clear and legible.

(f) If an application is not clear and legible, whether typed or handwritten, the applicant will be requested to submit a revised application that is clear and legible.

All members of the community schemes (residents and owners) have a right to know whether their governance documents(rules) are registered and filled with the CSOS. Kindly find the attached example of the new section 10 compliance certificate:

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HEADLINE: AMENDMENT OF SECTION 10 COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES AND THE PROCESS OF ISSUING CERTIFICATES
Date Published: March 2, 2022

MEDIA STATEMENT

AMENDMENT OF SECTION 10 COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES AND THE PROCESS OF ISSUING CERTIFICATES

Valued stakeholders,

Section 10(2) of the Sectional Titles Schemes Managing Act (STSM Act) states that the management rules can be substituted, added, amended or repealed by the developer or by unanimous resolution of the members of the body corporate. The conduct rules can be substituted, added, amended or repealed by the developer or special resolution of the members of the body corporate.

The commencement of the substitution, addition, amendment, repeal of the rules comes into effect after the approval by the Chief Ombud (i.e., on the date of the issuing of a certificate as contemplated in section 10(5)(c) of the STSM Act).

The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) seeks to inform stakeholders of sectional title developments with regards to the new amended look and design of the section 10 compliance certificate, issued in terms of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), 2011 (Act No.8 of 2011).

The section 10 compliance certificate will reflect the community scheme CSOS registration number which will appear as REG/YEAR/PROVINCE/SIX DIGIT NUMBER (e.g.REG/22/GP/123456). The Certificate will no longer reflect the governance number (CSOS/GOVDOCS/YEAR/PROVINCE/ SIX DIGIT NUMBER (e.g. CSOS/GOVDOCS/22/GP/123456).

Please note that for previously submitted scheme governance documentation the governance reference number will be linked to the registration number.

The community schemes are no longer required to collect the section 10 compliance certificates at the CSOS offices. Due to the newly implemented process we seek to ensure timeous signing and issuing of the section 10 certificates. The section 10 certificate will be emailed to the Community Scheme.

All the section 10 certificates issued before the 01 of February 2022 and community schemes that received collection emails, can and should collect their original hardcopy of section 10 compliance certificates from our offices as advised in the collection email sent to you.

We urge all the sectional title community schemes to lodge their governance documentation with the CSOS whenever there are amendments made to their documents. Please be reminded that this is a free service.
The administrative process that must be followed is as follows:

(a) The community schemes must complete the application for the Amendment of Rules Form (Form B).

(b) Form B can be completed online or downloaded from the CSOS website at www.csos.org.za. Alternatively, the form can be obtained at any of the CSOS offices nationwide.

(c) The completed form can be submitted to CSOS either online, by post, email, or hand delivery to any of the CSOS’s Regional Offices. The email address is sectionaltitle@csos.org.za . Other contact details can be downloaded from the CSOS website.

(d) The applicant bears the onus of ensuring that all relevant information is submitted to ‘make their case’, in other words, to ensure that their application form is correctly completed and meets legislative requirements. The CSOS cannot complete application forms for applicants nor can the CSOS instruct Applicants on how to complete their application form unless the Applicant is illiterate or physically impaired.

(e) The application form and any attachments may either be typed or handwritten. If typed, the font must be clear. Handwritten applications must be clear and legible.

(f) If an application is not clear and legible, whether typed or handwritten, the applicant will be requested to submit a revised application that is clear and legible.

All members of the community schemes (residents and owners) have a right to know whether their governance documents(rules) are registered and filled with the CSOS. Kindly find the attached example of the new section 10 compliance certificate:

For Immediate Release