December 7, 2020

Before you buy or sell property this festive season

If you are thinking of buying or selling property during the Festive Season (which is again this year showing signs of living up to its reputation […]
August 6, 2020

Property Subsidence: New Law, Strict Liability and Ubuntu

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare – your property starts subsiding and as the tell-tale cracks in the living room widen alarmingly, it begins to dawn on you […]
August 6, 2020

Property: Green shoots, agent’s commission and Fidelity Fund Certificates

Dollar billionaire Andrew Carnegie said it a century ago, and it still rings true – wise property investment can be hard to beat when it comes […]
June 4, 2020

Lockdown! Nuisance neighbours and how to handle them

It looks as if we will still be under “restricted movement” orders for a while – even when we finally get down to Alert Level 2 […]
March 12, 2020

Running a business in a residential area – Check your zoning first!

You decide to open a home business, or perhaps you are about to buy a house in order to run a business from it. You apply […]
July 3, 2019

Airbnb owners and buyers – Should you be worried about the new regulations?

“While travel on our platform accounts for less than 1 in 8 visitors to South Africa, those guests boosted the economy by R8.7 billion and helped […]
June 6, 2019

The story of the orphaned only child, his greedy uncle and his brave aunt

After Siphe’s father died, he was taken in by his paternal aunt Bulelwa, living in her crowded shack in Delft.  Xolani, Siphe’s paternal younger uncle muscled […]
June 6, 2019

You signed a Property Sale Agreement, can you still accept a better offer?

You put your property on the market and an acceptable but not-perfect offer comes in. On the “a bird in the hand is worth two in […]
February 6, 2019

Buying your first home with a government subsidy

Note: If you earn over R22k p.m. (the subsidy threshold) or aren’t personally in the market for a house in the “affordable housing” bracket, please think […]
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