Imagine this, your home has been on the market for three weeks when a buyer approaches you showing very keen interest. A few days later this same buyer asks for your signature on some documents to help with a bank loan, you’re only too happy
Saving up for a home loan deposit while renting can be a big challenge for many South Africans. Tenants who pay on time and in full may feel they do not have wiggle room in their budget to set aside some money each month to
According to the latest South African Police Services statistics there were 250,606 house burglaries and 20,820 house robberies (the residents are home) between April 2015 and March 2016. That is, on average, 22,618 residential theft related crimes per month at homes across South Africa. Considering
You have done your homework thoroughly, researching the market and current trends in the area and gaining a clear understanding of the renovation process you have in mind. You are not discouraged by the time and dedication required nor the plethora of possible minefields, and
Hi, I gave notice to my landlord that I was going to vacate his rental apartment within the required time. He sent prospective tenants to the apartment who I happily accommodated to view and ask questions about the property.
One of the prospective tenants was sent
Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively can often mean the difference between getting what you want or losing out. You don’t get what you deserve, you get
Hi, my tenant has been in breach of our contract for a while now. I have put the tenant on terms but the tenant has neglected to rectify. I have thus decided to go ahead and give the tenant notice to vacate. I would, however,
The South African real estate landscape has fundamentally changed in just a few short years: fixed-fee and low-commission estate agencies have received the lion’s share of the limelight, causing sellers to question long-held fee structures based on the selling price of their homes.
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Hi, I need urgent advice. I live in a rented granny flat in Bellville, Cape Town. The property is a single dwelling erf that has been subdivided into 7 rental units, but never rezoned. With the present water restrictions the landlord received a municipal fine for
Donna had been struggling to find the right rental property and was thrilled when she eventually found what she considered to be the perfect home.
“It was a really lovely-looking place. The fixtures were sensational and if I have to be honest, the spa bath in