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No seller or agent wants to be in the situation where there is a dispute about who is entitled to commission. As seen previously, determining the effective cause of the sale can be difficult. Agents can and should take practical steps to avoid such disputes. Here’s how:

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The residential rental market in Pretoria is in disarray as mounting negative pressure arising from substantial oversupply of stock and a diminishing population forces landlords to reduce rentals by up to 10%, for the third consecutive year. Marnus Maritz, Rent-a-prop multiple franchise holder and property investor,

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The residential real estate sales industry internationally is increasingly being re-organised into two different and separate types of business models and customer offerings in specific market segments with a third, totally technology-driven model gaining traction in the low end of the market, said Dr Andrew

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Consumers who fail to correctly declare expenses when completing a bond application may limit their chances of getting the best home loan deal possible. This is according to Mpho Ramatong, FNB Home Finance Division Channel Head: Housing Schemes, who says when lenders assess an application, affordability

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“My landlord is refusing to return my deposit!” “My landlord is withholding my deposit, even though no entry or exit inspection was conducted.” “I’m not comfortable with some of the clauses in my lease, but I HAVE to sign it or I will lose out

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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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