Hi, I bought a house and had to move in three days after the date agreed to in the sale documents. Now I'm being charged occupational rent for the three days. Is this fair? - Jan
Hi Jan, occupation refers to the date that the purchaser
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
In evictions, it is the municipality’s obligation to seek and provide alternative accommodation to tenants left homeless and destitute.
This is according to the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (PIE) which states that a court “must” grant an eviction order if the
A court case in the Western Cape, which deals with the most provocative section of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) - Section 14 - could set a legal precedent countrywide.
The case involved an appealed eviction ruling handed down by the Goodwood Magistrates Court in which
Word out on the street (Long Street?) is that property in Cape Town is really expensive. Like crazy expensive. As in Donald Trump crazy.
But just how bad is it?
I decided to look a little deeper into the topic, and I think the results will surprise
In the span of a decade the Cape Town suburb of Mouille Point has changed its image and, consequently, its buyer appeal, to rank on par with its Atlantic Seaboard neighbours.
Apartment prices sit within the R6m to R10m bracket, with top-end properties breaching R100m.
Hi, we have been giving permission to market a unit for a six-month, long-term let. We are aware that there is another agent also marketing the unit.
Is it necessary to get the landlord to sign a joint mandate for a long-term let? - David
According to Standard Bank’s house price index for April 2017, the number of cash and mortgage transactions is converging.
Data from the deeds office suggests that the share of cash transactions increased significantly from around 20% in 2006/07 (before the global financial crisis) to around 40%
Hi, we have recently bought a property and it was transferred on 9 May, 2017. We have found that the electricity is not compliant in certain respects and the garage roof has rotting roof trusses which we were not told need to be replaced. There
The question of damages to a rental unit is one of the most contentious, with one side claiming it is damage, and the other saying it constitutes fair wear and tear and should, therefore, not be deducted from the tenant’s deposit.
Top rental attorney, Marlon Shevelew,