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The recent heavy rains have been a blessing in terms of breaking the year-long drought, giving consumers, farmers, and even our animals and livestock a welcome break. However, 2017’s La Niña-strengthened rainy season has also had some unwanted side-effects. Flash floods, hail damage and near-gale force

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As a prospective first-time home buyer you have seen many articles telling you that at the rate things are going now, you’ll be practically ready to retire by the time you are able to buy your first, entry-level home. Bond approval of first-time applicants has

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Yesterday’s judgement in a case where Ekurhuleni municipality failed for approximately 5.5 years to take actual readings of a water meter, billing on estimated readings, is a victory for consumers battling against bullying municipalities. The plaintiff, Argent, argued that it was not liable for charges for

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I am sure many of you are unaware that we are still experiencing a drought in South Africa, we have received some substantial rainfall over the last two months but this does not mean that the water restrictions cease to exist. Just driving around our

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Q We are looking at exiting our lease early due to a complete break down in trust and respect between us and our landlord. The lease we have in place states the following with regards to early termination: "Should the tenant cancel the lease at any time of

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Q Our rental agency just dismissed a rental agent who was doing private leases. Evidence indicates his private bank account being used for deposit and rental payments. Our agency logo has also been used to perpetrate these fraudulent activities. I have two questions: What is the legal

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While Gauteng’s gross outflow of repeat home buyers to other provinces stood at 16% in 2016, it only attracted 6.9% of incoming repeat home buyers from other regions. This means its net outflow of repeat home buyers was 9.1% - up significantly from 2.9% in

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With the summer season in full swing, many homeowners are using their swimming pools on a regular basis and pay close attention to maintenance issues, but during the colder winter months maintenance is often neglected. It is important that homeowners realise that a swimming pool

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