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Payslip manipulation is real. Tenants who cannot afford to live in a rental property “doctor” their payslip to show a higher salary. But, a few months after placing the tenant, they start to pay late or stop paying altogether. Credit bureau TPN recently introduced employment verification

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When you decide to sell your home you may be faced with a very specific question: Do I use an established, traditional real estate brand or one of the new online, low-commission or fixed-fee agencies? When selling real estate, there is no silver bullet; no magic

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Since HomeTimes first announced that Pam Golding Property group had bought online, fixed-fee estate agency, Eazi.com, there have been mixed opinions from industry players: Some have said it is a sign of the times and that PGP was doing well to cover all its bases, while

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First it was SA Home Loans purchasing a stake in low-commission estate agency, Property Fox, last year. Now, Pam Golding Properties, just today, confirmed it has bought online, fixed-fee agency Eazi.com. With rumours floating around last week that “a prominent real estate franchise had purchased an

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Last week, a public hearing between developers, property practitioners and representatives of the City of Johannesburg Metro Centre was held to discuss the way forward for inclusionary housing. “The meeting resulted in an incredibly positive outcome,” said Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop, noting that “the city

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Q Hi, I'm a first-time property owner and I have plans to redo my kitchen and bathroom. My unit is on the fifth floor - which is also the top floor of the building. My ceiling is a solid concrete slab as the roof is flat and the

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Can you invest in property if you only have R35,000 available? The answer is, yes. There is a well-known concept used by seasoned investors called “OPM”, or “other people’s money”, and there is no need to think that you must amass a small fortune before

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Q Hi, what is the difference between non-fulfilment of suspensive conditions versus non-fulfilment of a normal contractual term? - Tim A Hi Tim, suspensive conditions are often incorporated in contracts of sale, e.g. obtaining a loan before a certain date. A valid and binding agreement will only come

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