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Finding a suitable tenant to rent investment units in sectional title is becoming increasingly difficult. Credit checks, phone calls to previous landlords and checking for criminal records may show that the potential tenant is “clean”, but there can never be an absolute guarantee as to

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The Permanent Trust Property Group of the Western Cape has acknowledged unconditionally in a settlement signed at a CSOS dispute resolution hearing that it had contravened the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act of 2011 by making a payment to Dr Johannes George Coetzee for repairs

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Nearly two out of every five tenants in South Africa are risky. On average, 14.2% of South African tenants are classified as minimum-risk according to their credit scores, while 37.2% are classified as high-risk. PayProp head of data and analytics, Johette Smuts, said that according

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An active neighbourhood watch or community policing forum is a major consideration for house robbers, weighing up as much as 68% in the decision to break into a property. This is according to Professor Rudolph Zinn, senior lecturer in Forensic and Crime investigation at the University

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The Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) is an independent body appointed in terms of the Rental Housing Act. Its main purpose is to be a middleman in resolving disputes between landlords, tenants and rental agents with regards to residential dwellings. These disputes often relate to unfair

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The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Khaya Lam Land Reform Project announced today that another 101 residents of Vredefort in the Free State will receive the title deeds to their homes, bringing the total number of transfers completed to date to 3,197. The 101 title deeds have

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When it comes to investment property, what matters more: rental yield or capital growth? As with all answers to questions around good property investments, there is no “right” answer, or a simple one-size-fits-all piece of advice. According to Michelle Cohen, principal at Leapfrog Johannesburg North East and

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