Our body corporate decided in 2013 and earlier, and then it was confirmed in 2015, that each owner will be responsible for his or her own home. This includes the roof and external walls, as well as the pruning of trees and removal of any
Sale agreements entered into from 1 March 2017 will see buyers liable for transfer duty according to the new scale. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan yesterday only amended the R750,000 margin against which no transfer duty was payable, to a higher margin of R900,000. For any
The exemption on government-charged transfer fees has been raised by R150,000 on the current R750,000. This was revealed today during Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Budget Speech.
“Relief will be provided in the affordable housing market through an increase in the threshold above which transfer duty is
Online and single-office real estate agencies have been served with notices by South Africa’s biggest property portal, Property24. The notices centre on changing the charging structure instituted by Property24 on physical real estate offices.
A mail circulated to affected agencies, such as PropertyFox and HomeBid, said the
There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a
While the percentage of first-time buyers among home loan applicants rose to 47% in the 12 months to end-January 2017 – its highest level in two years – only 39% of first-time buyers received bonds.
This is according to BetterLife Home Loans’ CEO, Shaun Rademeyer, who said
I heard that the Community Schemes Ombud Services Act (CSOS), and the office of the ombudsman, has something to do with the Land Expropriation Bill. Is there any truth to this? - Craig
Hi Craig, I have never heard the two in the same sentence before. The
“Sharon speaking, hello.”
“Hi Sharon, it’s Lebo.”
“Oh, hi Lebo. How are you?”
“I’m fine Sharon; just saw that you have not yet paid your rent?”
“I…uh…I was meaning to call you about that.”
“It’s the 4th of the month. Your rent needs to me in my account by the
Hi, my courtyard is part of my section registered in the deeds office and is separated by a 2m high wall from the adjacent section’s courtyard. Without consulting me the next door owner has raised this wall by four rows of bricks and intends to
Hi there, I own a sectional title unit that has two patios - one from my lounge, and the other from my bedroom. I do not use the bedroom patio and would like to enclose it with glass sliding doors, requiring zero structural work. But