A recent claim in the media that ‘one in every four tenants in South Africa don’t fulfil their rental obligations’ is unfortunate as it is based on a set of data so small that its representation of the total South African rental market is to
Buy-to-let purchases are estimated at 7.24% of total home buying activity, according to Q2 2018 FNB Estate Agent Survey. This is down from Q1’s 7.9%.
This is noticeably lower than the 9.77% estimate of Q2 2017, and continues a lengthy period of single-digit percentage estimates for
Developed as an affordable housing option, the container home is a trend originating in Australia that many thought would provide a solution to the housing crisis our nation faces. However, rather than being regularly implemented in low-income areas, the trend seems to have gained more
A tenant paying rent will soon start doing the calculations: Over 20 years of paying a rental of R10,000 per month, which escalates every year by 10%, will cost a tenant around R5,491,435.
And this is not the exception, either. A young adult who starts working
Hi, I was a trustee previously and decided to not be one in the new financial year at my complex.
Yet, at the AGM I made myself clear and asked that it be minuted that I as an owner have the right to receive the monthly
There have been a number of stories over the past few months where homeowners in financial distress have had their homes sold on auction for a mere fraction of what they are worth. In some instances, these clients’ homes have been repossessed by the lending
Innovation in any industry is often met with initial shock and rejection by industry gatekeepers such as policy makers, financiers, and sometimes the media. This staunch resistance to change often comes at the expense of those who would benefit most from the innovation. In my
We have recently had an eight-month late AGM. The contents of the minutes are nowhere close to the “actual discussions” that did or did not take place. One issue which, as owners, we are very concerned about would be our home insurance and the replacement
The Law Society has advised that the prescribed transfer and bond fees have increased with effect from 1 June 2018.
This fee guideline applies to instructions received as from 1 June 2018, and buyers and conveyancers must note that conveyancing fees are negotiable as they are merely guidelines