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Q Our complex consists of 12 individual units. Approximately six years ago the trustees decided that ALL owners would be responsible for the maintenance of their own units and this has been the standing rules ever since. Owners are solely responsible for the maintenance inside and outside

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Sellers of low- and mid-value properties spend a longer time on the market compared with high, luxury and super-luxury homes, regardless if they list 0% and above their properties’ market value. Interestingly, luxury-value properties spend the least amount of time on the market, regardless if

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Q Based on HomeTimes’ articles, it has been mentioned that the Community Schemes Ombud Service levies will be raised on 1 January 2017. My question is, when is the effective date? 1 October 2016 or 1 January 2017. The reason for my question is my mother’s complex has issued a

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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

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The Community Schemes Ombud Service was officially launched today in Rosebank, Johannesburg, with officials and key stakeholders in attendance. Although the office of the chief ombudsman was established at the end of 2014, the draft regulations were only gazetted little over a month ago on 7

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You may not be held liable for the debt of your home’s previous owner – or for three decades of municipal debt linked to your property. This week, the North Gauteng High Court ruled that January’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling that homeowners could be

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Q We have a small complex consisting of six units: Five of the units are owner-occupied with one having a tenant in occupation. Each owner is a trustee, and I for my sins have for a number of years organised all that is necessary for the management

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