Are ‘For Sale’ signs still relevant when marketing a pr...

It’s always been standard practice that when you put your home on the market, a 'For Sale' sign goes up on your kerb or wall, but, with over 80% of buyers now starting their searches online, many sellers are questioning the effectiveness of this traditional marketing tool.

Fastway Courier Services

Fastway operates from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays , our dedicated vehicle is in the area from 8 am to 4 pm every day to drop off and pickup packages. Below are some of the advantages of using Fastway couriers:

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 much “freedom of choice” when it comes to the exterior appearance of their properties.

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.

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. More than this, they are not even allowed to operate as an estate agent, much less earn a living from the trade.


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 consequences. The opinions you share online can be grounds for a fair dismissal. Let’s be honest, ranting in public about your boss has never been seen as a smart career move. It is one thing to speak your heart out about your boss to a friend over a drink, but for some reason or another, employees tend to lose their inhibitions when there is a computer screen between them and the world out there.


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 their exclusive use. It is thus commonly referred to as co-ownership in undivided shares.


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 distributed as you would have wished. It also means that the process will be delayed and that there will be additional expense and frustration which most people would not want to inflict on their loved ones during a time of loss.


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 in writing and signed by both parties to comply with the Alienation of Land Act 68 of 1981. The offer to purchase becomes the sale agreement on acceptance and this contract regulates the legal relationship between the seller and purchaser regarding the sale of the property.


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 owner from exercising uninhibited ownership for example by restricting the height of buildings on the property.


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 contract that allows for early cancellation, or if both parties agree to it.


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 are. The misunderstanding often gives rise to many problems and disputes in sectional title schemes which could quite easily have been avoided


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 purchasing a new house, let alone affording your current home. Have you thought about what you would do if your foreclosure wiped its shoes on your doormat?

Renting and selling to foreigners

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process.

Best Prices in Town for Furniture Removal

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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 down from time to time.

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.

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:

New building regulations

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

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 to as POPI

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 agents work on far lower commissions.

Property market and the credit amnesty

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

FNB Property Barometer

Reasons for Selling of properties

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.

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