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Voetstoots and The Consumer Protection Act

Q: Can a 'voetstoots' clause still be valid under the new Consumer Protection Act? A: YES, unless you are a developer, investor or speculator Our common law position is that a seller is liable to a purchaser for all latent defects in the property sold for a period of three...

Tips For Purchasers

  Location, Location, Location Check the driveway and the accessibility to the property Check for any damp in the property See if the property has been recently painted Ask all questions regarding the condition of the property and if there any defects that you should be aware of, there are...

Tips for Sellers

Preparing your Home for a Showday or Viewing Read our list of tips below to help you show the very best of your home. REMEMBER: Disclose any defects to avoid any problems after the sale Initial Appeal : The first impression for the buyer is the garden and the exterior...

My Home is Ready for Summer is Yours?

Quick pointers to help prepare your home for the summer rains Johannesburg is notoriously infamous for its frequent heavy, summer thunderstorms, this continuous hard rain can lead to all sorts of problems in and around your home if you are not prepared for it. If your home has been relatively...

Consumer Protection Act, Your Easy Way Out…

Or is it? The Consumer Protection Act sets out the minimum requirements to ensure adequate consumer protection and came into effect from 1 April 2011. With the new Consumer Protection Act (CPA) now in effect, property professionals will be forced to look at the way they do business and how...

Buying versus Renting Property

In a depressed market, such as the one we are currently in, many people ask them whether it is more financially prudent to buy their own home or to rent one instead. Although the amount of South Africans who now own their property has drastically risen, with the increasing cost...

Low-tech Lifehacks to Keep your Home Warm This Winter

It’s cold outside. With the large cold-front which has hit Johannesburg, these words seem like an understatement. The cold and dark months of winter, when we spend more time indoors and keep our heaters turned up…. is also the time when our electricity bills go sky high. As South Africans,...

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