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Property rates are charged at a significantly higher rate (sometimes even 4.5 times higher) on vacant stands than on ordinary, residential properties. The reason for this is to motivate the landowner to develop the land and to obtain utilities (e.g. water and electricity) from the

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Determining the effective cause of a sale of immovable property where more than one agent is involved can be notoriously difficult. There is, however, case law that sets out the main factors to be kept in mind when determining the effective cause of a sale. The

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When a child collects things, it doesn’t matter what, it might be rocks from outside or little toys, you should support and encourage the hobby. You might think that these things are just wasting space, time and money but it’s actually doing more than that.

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The issue of non-compliance and the power of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) to initiate and finalise disciplinary proceedings against transgressors is the subject of an Appeals Court application. Cape Town estate agency, Heads Residential Property, based in Claremont, has been fined R25,000 for operating

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The Gauteng property market is abuzz with the return of the Johannesburg leg of the Property Buyer Show. The show is designed to introduce first-time buyers to the brands and resources they will need to make informed decisions and have all their questions answered by the

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In July the Bloemfontein deeds office became the first office to register a property transfer with a digitally signed document. It is early days, but does this pave the way forward to a more efficient and streamlined process in an industry which is renowned for

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Artificial grass may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but does it affect a home’s resale value? “In my experience, this decision is really a matter of personal choice,” says Grant Gavin, broker/owner of RE/MAX Panache. “In general, I would say that installing artificial grass has a

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