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A Certificate of Compliance (COC) is a document that verifies that the electrical installations such as the plugs, lights, DB-board, geyser and wiring in a home comply with the legislated requirements as detailed in the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993. What is covered

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As anyone who has a Facebook business page will tell you, followers are not free. In the property space, there are many competing pages which makes retaining and attracting new followers increasingly expensive – think in the R10,000-plus region per month! As South Africa’s biggest Facebook

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On 22 June, the City of Tshwane issued a statement that no clearance figures would be issued from 1 to 24 July 2018. This communication was based on the planned Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA) go-live date by the city and through mitigation plans initiated

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Q Hi, I entered into a verbal rental agreement with my landlord. What are my rights as he wants to increase my rental by more than 10%. I cannot afford to move out right now. - Jo A Got a question? Email david@hometimes.co.za

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Buy-to-let purchases are estimated at 7.24% of total home buying activity, according to Q2 2018 FNB Estate Agent Survey. This is down from Q1’s 7.9%. This is noticeably lower than the 9.77% estimate of Q2 2017, and continues a lengthy period of single-digit percentage estimates for

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Developed as an affordable housing option, the container home is a trend originating in Australia that many thought would provide a solution to the housing crisis our nation faces. However, rather than being regularly implemented in low-income areas, the trend seems to have gained more

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A tenant paying rent will soon start doing the calculations: Over 20 years of paying a rental of R10,000 per month, which escalates every year by 10%, will cost a tenant around R5,491,435. And this is not the exception, either. A young adult who starts working

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