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South African property owners are on the cusp of disaster or vindicated victory. The back-and-forth David-and-Goliath battle between the municipalities of Tshwane and Ekurhuleni against their residents in the so-called historical debt saga will finally be settled by an expected full bench in the Constitutional

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Q Hi, I have sold my property through an estate agent with conditions attached that the buyer needed to sell his property. The term to fulfil the suspensive conditions and an extension on that has now expired. The buyer is still very much interested in the property

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The deeds office has published its fees for the registration of transactions that take place from 1 April, 2017. The average increase from last year is about R57.50. Check out the updated MCostCalculator with all the new fees Schedule of fees of office for the registration of  - (a) A transfer of

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Q Hi, there seems to be some confusion regarding owners attending trustees’ meetings. As recently as 2015 it was stated that owners could only attend trustees’ meetings if invited. However, reading the new act, this seems to have fallen away? There is also no mention of spouses

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First-time home sellers have as many questions as first-time buyers: Who pays for the various clearance certificates? What is my estate agent doing behind the scenes? How should I structure the process of selling my home with buying or renting a new one? We at

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Q Hi, in a complex of townhouses where voting rights are unit based (not number of votes as determined by participation quotas), and if the unit is registered in the name of more than one person (say two or three), how many votes is that unit

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Q I need advice on what I can do or what process to follow to get my money. I am a landlord and have been working with a certain estate agency since May 2015. I never had problems with rent or any other issue until last

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Q Hi, we have a special general meeting (SGM) coming up next week. Are owners who are in arrears on their levy accounts allowed to vote? – Moira A Hi Moira, according to PMR 20(2) Except for special and unanimous resolutions, a member is not entitled to vote if

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