What are exclusive use areas?

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One of the most confusing terms in a sectional title is exclusive use areas (EUAs)

EUAs can be defined as areas that are part of the common property of a scheme for the exclusive use of certain owners. An owner enjoying exclusive rights to an area is responsible for keeping it clean and tidy and pays a levy to the body corporate to cover any maintenance required to the area.

EUAs do not have any participation quota (PQ) value and are not used in calculating quorums or votes at general meetings.

When selling a unit in a sectional title scheme, it is essential to determine whether an exclusive use area needs to be sold along with the section.

The following will help to determine whether there is an exclusive use area when selling a sectional title:

  • Perform a person search on the Seller;
  • The Title Deed of the property;
  • The Sectional Title Plan;
  • Check the levy statement.

It may also be allocated in terms of the Management or Conduct Rules of the Scheme which may not reflect in the above searches.

It may be worth asking the Seller or Managing Agents to confirm.

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