31 Oct 2017

Why should you adhere to sectional title ‘appearance’ r...

Homes in community housing schemes such as estates and cluster home complexes are generally sold at a premium, so buyers in these schemes are often confused and annoyed to find that they don’t have muc...

31 Oct 2017

What you need to consider when buying a stand

ow important is the stand on which a house is built? One might assume, taking location into account, that the bigger the stand the more the buyer would pay for it - but that is actually not always the case.

31 Oct 2017

Unregistered estate agents don’t qualify for commission

If an estate agent didn’t have a Fidelity Fund Certificate, a valid license to operate when they sold or rented a property, legally they are not permitted to receive any remuneration for their services...

5 Sep 2017

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS

Facebook, Twitter and other social network sites are part of many people’s lives and serve as a useful vehicle for sharing one’s personal views. However, these sites can have unfortunate conseque...

5 Sep 2017

CO-OWNING PROPERTY WITH SOMEONE ELSE: THE UPS AND DOWNS

What is co-ownership? Co-ownership is when one or more people jointly own the same property. In essence, it is when they legally share ownership without dividing the property into physical portions for th...

5 Sep 2017

OWNING PROPERTY WITHOUT A WILL

If you die without a will, an administrator will have to be appointed to administer your estate which will be distributed according to the laws of intestate succession. As such, your assets may not be distri...

5 Sep 2017

THE DEED OF SALE OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

The sale agreement of immovable property often takes on the form of an offer to purchase. The purchaser makes an offer to the seller to buy the seller’s property. This offer must be made and accepted ...

5 Sep 2017

PROPERTY SERVITUDES

A servitude is a right which one person has over the immovable property of another person. The holder of the right is then entitled to do something on the property, but may also be empowered to prevent the ...

5 Sep 2017

CANCELLING A LEASE AGREEMENT EARLY

If you want to end your lease contract early, this can only be done “in situations where the Consumer Protection Act or Rental Housing Act apply” – or if there’s a clause in the contr...

5 Sep 2017

SECTIONAL TITLES: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE BODY CORPORATE?

When it comes to sectional title schemes, there is still widespread misunderstanding of even the basics, starting with the body corporate and how it is established, as well as what its functions and powers a...

5 Sep 2017

FEARING FORECLOSURE: WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AS THE HOMEOWNER?

he recent junk status announcement has shaken us into a quick action of tightening our belts and letting go of luxuries to afford our day to day expenses. This financial condition inhibits the possibility of...

5 Sep 2017

Renting and selling to foreigners

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process.

29 Aug 2016

Best Prices in Town for Furniture Removal

We remove from small flats to office spaces with a smile, our friendly staff is always there to go the extra mile for our clients.

4 Jul 2016

Art Angels

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5 Nov 2014

Rules and Regulations for the festive season

RECREATION: RULES AND REGULATIONS All owners are members of the Home Owners Association. This membership entitles owners, their families and guests access to certain facilities in terms of the rules laid d...

23 Sep 2014

Outdoor Lighting

ALL RESIDENTS We have received numerous complaints lately regarding outdoor lighting. Please refer to the rules and consider your neighbours and other residents when installing outdoor lights.

18 Sep 2014

Board of Directors HOA

ALL RESIDENTS After the recent AGM of 25 August and our first Board meeting thereafter, the following persons were elected in the different portfolios as Directors of the HOA:

18 Sep 2014

New building regulations

18 September 2014 To: All Residents Sable Hills Waterfront Estate REFUND OF BUILDING DEPOSIT PROCEDURE

26 May 2014

Protection of personal information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI)

On the 26th of November 2013 the President has signed into Law the latest piece of legislation with regards to the protection of personal information with the title as aforementioned or in practice referred ...

21 May 2014

SA Estate agents commission to high?

South African estate agents have been asked why they feel justified in charging commission at a ‘high’ level – this question is often backed by the statement that UK and European estate age...

22 Apr 2014

Property market and the credit amnesty

The credit amnesty came into effect this month. How will it effect the property market?

16 Apr 2014

FNB Property Barometer

Reasons for Selling of properties

16 Apr 2014

Economic, consumer and property market trends

Inflation rate higher in February than in January! Upward pressure in inflation persists, coming from rising fuel, transport, food and above inflation wage hikes and a relative weak exchange rate.