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Avoid Deviating Tenants

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Collecting rental timeously is one of the most frustrating tasks that busy property managers and landlords have to undertake on a monthly basis. “Crying over spilt milk is not an option and certainly isn’t going to pay the rent…Finding a good solid citizen, who will take their obligations seriously, is an absolute must in today’s […]

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Prevent Property Transfer Delays

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While some delays cannot be foreseen, it’s possible to  reduce the risk by  having all your ducks in a row from the onset… All too often Conveyancers, the Deeds Office or the City Council are blamed for the delays. In many cases this criticism is justified, however, often delays can be prevented if Sellers take […]

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My Home is Ready for Summer is Yours?

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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 problem-free during the dry season, […]

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Buying versus Renting Property

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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 of living and high personal […]

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Voetstoots and The Consumer Protection Act

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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 years after the discovery of […]

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Consumer Protection Act, Your Easy Way Out…

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Or is it? The Consumer Protection Act came into effect from 1 April 2011 and sets out the minimum requirements to ensure adequate consumer protection. 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 certain procedures affect both them […]

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Tips For Buyers

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Are you looking for your perfect home? Are you ready to be a buyer but don’t know where to start… Have a look through the tips below for a bit of help Location, Location, Location Check the driveway and the accessibility to the property Check for any damp in the property See if the property […]

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Preparing for a Showday

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Preparing your Home for a Showday or Viewing Read our list of tips for sellers 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 appearance of your […]

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Low-tech Lifehacks to Keep your Home Warm This Winter

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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, we’ve also become used “rolling […]

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