I have been renting a home in Pretoria and, despite renewing the lease last October, have had a few too many run-ins with my landlord. He treats me with disrespect; has physically threatened my wife over the phone and pitches up to take photos of
Hi, our financial year runs from January to December. The new act was published in October 2016, so what year should the first maintenance plan cover? 2016 or 2017? - Doug
Hi Doug, even though the act does not specify this, what makes practical sense is
Hi, what are the legal requirements (trustee meeting notice, quorum, etc.) for the passing of a round robin resolution by the trustees of a body corporate? - Gee
Hi Gee, a round robin trustee resolution is when they make a decision on paper – not at
Hi, I am an owner of a shareblock scheme of flats in Durban which has recently converted to sectional title (although the first transfer will only go through in a couple of months).
Our AGM is coming up soon and I need clarity on whether a
If all goes according to plan, my retirement is roughly 13 years, 7 Months and 28 days away (but whose counting?) There is still a fair amount of time to go, and a lot can change - so although not top of my mind, I have
Home loan declined! These three words are dream killers for any and every home buyer. They are the words that keep you up at night as you wait for feedback for finance from your bank on the home that has stolen your heart.
The first question
Homeowners who have held onto their homes for the past 17 years will be happy to learn that, on average, their homes have appreciated by 319.9% in nominal terms (not adjusting for inflation).
When inflation is considered, growth is a pretty 63.5% above the end-2000 level.
I placed a tenant in my sectional title apartment four years ago at a slightly below complex rental as she was a good tenant and I really wanted her to tenant my apartment. Her rental escalates by 7% per year.
Since then we have had a
The Supreme Court of Appeal has declared that municipalities’ forward projection of rates as being invalid. This emerged in the case of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality v Amber Mountain Investments 3 (Pty) Ltd (case (576/2016)  ZASCA 36).
“In order to transfer a property, one of
Hi, is a residential landlord ever legally allowed to charge VAT on rent? - Simon
Hi Simon, no. A landlord may not charge VAT in respect of residential premises, even if the landlord is a registered VAT vendor.
In terms of section 12(c) of the Value Added