Welcome to Acutts
Property Management
We trust that we may assist you with
any query you may have, whether you
are an existing client of ours, or not.
Our Service Offering:

At Acutts Property Management we understand the many challenges of living and working within a Community Scheme. Our main function is therefore to assist and advise the members of a Body Corporate (home owners) with the administration of Sectional Title and Share Block Community Schemes as well as Homeowners Associations.

We do this by offering a comprehensive personal and professional Managing Agent service which empowers Trustees to manage their scheme, block or complex effectively, whilst reducing the challenges that come with the daily management of a scheme or complex.

Our role as Managing Agents is to act as advisors to the Trustees as well as the members of the Body Corporate so that they remain compliant with the various requirements of the Sectional Title Act, the Sectional Title Scheme Management Act, as well as the Community Scheme Ombud Service, as well as any other act relating to Community Schemes.

Our goal is therefore to partner with our Trustees so that they do not fall foul of the requirements of the various acts relating to Sectional Title and Share Block Community Schemes.

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The Acutts value proposition

In support of our proposal we detail below the services offered by our business:

Administration
  • Open and operate a current account and an investment account with our bank in the name of the Body Corporate.
  • Arrange for the Insurance of buildings and improvements and any other insurance the Body Corporate may require in terms of the acts.
  • Facilitate insurance claims on behalf of the Body Corporate in regard to the common property.
  • On specific instruction from the Body Corporate, assist and advise the Board of Trustees with the enforcement of the Management and Conduct Rules adopted by the Body Corporate.
  • Advise the Body Corporate as and when required with regard to the Sectional Title Act, Sectional Title Scheme Management Act and the Community Scheme Ombud Service Act.
  • Assist and advise the Trustees on the management and maintenance of the Common Property.
  • Assist the Trustees with the appointment of: professional persons, firms or other organisations for the drawing up of specifications for maintenance work to be done to the common property.
  • outside contractors to do work, or perform services to the block or complex.
Secretarial
  • Sending out notices for the arrangement of Annual General Meetings, Special General Meetings and, by arrangement only, the quarterly meetings of the Board of Trustees.
  • Attending quarterly Trustee Meetings by arrangement, but not exceeding one and a half hour duration.
  • Acting as Secretaries to the Body Corporate by keeping and maintaining the Minute books, Attendance Registers, the updated Management and Conduct Rules, Insurance Policies, and all other permanent records of the Body Corporate.
  • Assisting and advising the Board of Trustees on procedural matters such as General Meetings, Special General Meetings, Quorums, Proxies, Resolutions, and Voting Rights etc.
  • Attending to Proxy Nominations, Trustee Nominations, Agendas, etc.
  • Preparing and dispatching notices as required by the Sectional Title Act, Sectional Title Scheme Management Act and Community Scheme Ombud Service.
Accounting
  • The preparation of the Annual Estimate of Income and Expenditure for submission to the Board of Trustees and the Body Corporate for approval and determination of future levies.
  • Keeping full records of the administration including proper books of account in terms of normal accounting principles
  • Acting as Secretaries to the Body Corporate by keeping and maintaining the Minute books, Attendance Registers, the updated Management and Conduct Rules, Insurance Policies, and all other permanent records of the Body Corporate.
  • Preparation of monthly income and expenditure accounts together with arrear reports for submission to the Board of Trustees.
  • The collection/receipt of levies and/or any other income due to the Body Corporate as advised by the Trustees and the deposit of all such receipts.
  • Exercising reasonable credit control, being the work involved in the collection of arrear levies up to the point of commencement of litigation.
  • Verification and payment from available funds of all accounts payable by the Body Corporate.
  • Payment of salaries, wages, Unemployment Insurance Fund and Workmen's Compensation, PAYE, and any other statutory levies on the dates and in the manner determined by the statutory bodies concerned.

We have standing arrangements with reliable and competent contractors, to attend to remedial maintenance and emergencies at short notice.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are also more than happy to meet with the Trustees to discuss our offering, and look forward to entering into a mutually beneficial business relationship.

For any further questions or queries on the above, please don't hesitate to contact us at  propertymanagement@acutts.co.za

Kind regards,
Jonathan Acutt
Managing Director