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Q Last November I rented a unit in Ashford View, Radiokop, Johannesburg. From day one I experienced difficulties with the neighbour. Their son invites five or six friends on a daily basis and they play soccer. Obviously the ball hits my garage doors over and over

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Q 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

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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

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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

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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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Q 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 A Hi Craig, I have never heard the two in the same sentence before. The

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“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

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Q 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

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