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Mr. Naidoo needed to know if his plans to sell his current home to his family trust and buy a second, or new, primary residence was financially sound and clever from a tax perspective. Read #AskaTaxman’s response here. This is his follow up question. Q Just thinking through

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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

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Q Hi, my primary residence for the last 17 years was acquired for R400,000.  I have spent another R100,000 on improvements but do not have invoices.  The municipal valuation is about R1,5m currently, and I have no mortgage bond on the property. I plan to acquire another

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Many people look at buying properties on auction hoping to find a bargain of a lifetime, sometimes only to realise it was the mistake of a lifetime. All too often purchasing repossessed and distressed properties have a number of associated potential nightmares, especially when it

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Q Hi there, Please explain what the difference is between leasehold versus freehold property? I’d also like to understand if a freeholder is entitled to increase the service charge at free will - Mianka A Hi Mianka, thank you. I’ll start of by addressing the first half of

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