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To consider the fundamental question of whether to change S 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC), it appears that the Constitutional Review Committee studied just 0.01% of the public submissions, if that. This sets a dangerous precedent and could leave

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Questions relating to the most efficient way of lodging a complaint against an estate agent, and the time line that is followed by the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) once a complaint has been lodged, have been provided to HomeTimes following the publication of a

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A 25 basis point interest rate hike is expected this week when the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee meets. This would take its policy Repo Rate from 6.5% to 6.75%, and Prime Lending Rate of major banks from 10% to 10.25%. This call has

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Almost 40% (37.2%) of all tenants are classified as high-risk. This is according to the  PayProp Rental Index for Q3 2018, which also indicated that South African rental growth was just 3.25% for the quarter. PayProp head of data and analytics, Johette Smuts, said the highest

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The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has declined to identify the person who laid a complaint against Heads Residential Property on a second count of illegal trading without a Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) required in terms of the Estate Agency Affairs Act. The Cape Town agency,

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A dozen prime Cape properties including a highly desirable Cape Town CBD commercial space, another in Claremont’s CBD, a building two minutes’ walk from the ocean in Sea Point and one of the Atlantic Seaboard’s most spectacular mansions are set to be auctioned off this

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An unintended consequence of the sluggish economy has been a spike in the fraudulent behaviour of would-be tenants who are desperate to sign a lease, compromising the ability of the property owner to secure future growth finance. This is according to Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon

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Often sellers do not want to cease marketing if the purchaser also has to sell his or her property before they can buy. Others want to continue marketing if it is uncertain whether the purchasers will qualify for a loan. Many a transaction has met its end

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South Africans do not know where to find homes for rent. And when they do find them, they do not know what their rights are in terms of their lease agreements. Before you object, read on. Since its inception at the beginning of October, Trusted Tenant Services

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