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Cape Town’s traditionally exuberant rental market has, by all accounts, had a tough 2018. Rental growth figures have been stagnating and even decreasing in some cases, and landlords across the board have had to up their game to attract and retain good tenants. According to John

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Much like how that one scuffed dining room chair will lower the value of the whole set, one unkept property will drag down the prices of all the surrounding homes. Regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, warns that as thorough

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No sooner had the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) Chief Ombudsman and chief financial officer left their offices in Johannesburg under “precautionary suspension” than the acting Chief Ombudsman, Ndivhuwo Rabuli, perceived the need for a roadshow “to rebuild trust and credibility of the CSOS Service

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The Pretoria deeds office’s year-end function takes place on 30 November, 2018, which means the deeds office will be closed on this day and will affect registrations and occupation dates. This is according to conveyancing attorneys, MC van der Berg Inc, which explains that this will

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To consider the fundamental question of whether to change S 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC), it appears that the Constitutional Review Committee studied just 0.01% of the public submissions, if that. This sets a dangerous precedent and could leave

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Questions relating to the most efficient way of lodging a complaint against an estate agent, and the time line that is followed by the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) once a complaint has been lodged, have been provided to HomeTimes following the publication of a

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A 25 basis point interest rate hike is expected this week when the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee meets. This would take its policy Repo Rate from 6.5% to 6.75%, and Prime Lending Rate of major banks from 10% to 10.25%. This call has

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Almost 40% (37.2%) of all tenants are classified as high-risk. This is according to the  PayProp Rental Index for Q3 2018, which also indicated that South African rental growth was just 3.25% for the quarter. PayProp head of data and analytics, Johette Smuts, said the highest

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