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As the Property Practitioners Bill looks set to be signed into law early next year, industry experts have voiced their concern that it fails to adequately address the shortcomings in the current legislation. Adopted by the National Assembly last week, the bill seeks to repeal the

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Gauteng remains South Africa’s largest housing market, with just over a third of the nation’s total housing stock. Lightstone reports that homes in the sub-R1,5m price band accounted for 80.2% of all sales registered in Gauteng in 2017. This was down from 90.9% in 2010, which

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With the pressure on the property market in the Cape and many new developments adding to surplus stock, rental rates in the luxury sector of the Atlantic Seaboard are down by about 25%. So, if you want to enjoy the fabulous lifestyle that the Seaboard has

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We’ve known for some time that our drinking water is seriously contaminated with an assortment of pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Perhaps, as consumers, we have become inured to the fact that the national standard for drinking water (SANS 241: 2015) does not take into account the need

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The former owner of a Gauteng sectional title property who paid the Northdowns body corporate R24,000 under protest for replacement access locks to the complex’s nine common areas, will be refunded in full in terms of an adjudication order handed down in terms of the

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Where an estate agent is the effective cause of a sale of immovable property the seller will be liable for the commission payable. In some rare cases the purchaser can instruct an agent to find a property which fits specified criteria and the purchaser would then

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You’re off on holiday soon after another frenetic year. You’ve saved hard to pay for a week or two of relaxation away from home but at the same time you want to make sure you keep your household consumable expenses under control. Switching off your electric geyser

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The HomeBid success train keeps on rolling with Nimrod Rakgwathe doing 20 sales again for November 2018, matching his record sales number in September. Lauren Lewis was the Sales Agent of the Month with 18 sales but with a higher sales number in rand terms than Nimrod

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A life-changing bamboo housing project, called CUBO, for the new worker population in Manila is environmentally friendly and extremely quick and cheap to build, and also has potential for Africa’s housing. Earl Patrick Forlales, 23 from Manila, has won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

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