The key aspect of any homeowners’ association development is that each person that purchases a property within that development is legally obliged to become a member of the association and to be bound by the provisions of the associations’ constitution. (Click to link with the constitution). The constitution of such a home owners association deals with the objects of the association, membership, the obligations of members and include as annexures any other documents and agreements that direct and dictate how the association will manage the whole estate.
The 50 homeowners are able to elect – annually at the Annual General Meeting – a board of 7 Trustees that manage, control, administer and maintain the common area (46,6 ha) of the estate and all the ancillary functions. This ensures that each homeowner is provided with the necessary services as regards domestic resources (water, electricity, sewerage and Refuse). The Trustees appoint suppliers to assist in the operation of the estate, thereby ensuring that the estate, together with all the structures and operating plants, is maintained. The Trustees develop the budget for each year, which determines the levy payable by each homeowner. Managing such an enterprise is akin to operating a small municipality.
The full spectrum of municipal services (with the exception of rates) are provided, developed, maintained and administered by the Trustees. The one big difference being that there are no Salaries involved. Each homeowner – as member of the association – is entitled to full use of the 46,6 ha of common area. Each homeowner is also entitled to voice their concerns or requirements as regards the management of the common areas. To assist in ensuring happy and harmonious community living, where all residents enjoy their properties and the common area in a co-operative, considerate and responsible manner, a set of conduct rules (click to link with conduct rules) provide guidance in this area.