Hi Nick, my wife and I are having a disagreement. She does not believe that there is reason to change the time we water our lawn with winter approaching, while I have heard that it is best to water your lawn mid-morning in winter. Please
Business tip of the day
The self-discipline you used to create your enterprise is the same self-discipline you need now to say "no" to abusive working requirements from your ego, clients, customers and others. Set boundaries and keep them rigidly because one crack in the wall
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.
Just thinking through
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
I have just found the perfect home and I really want to buy it. But the home already has a tenant in place. What now? - Trevor
Hi Trevor, the lease agreement is legally binding and was in place before, so it still stands - regardless
Homes for sale sit for the least amount of time on the market in the Tshwane metro than in any other city region, averaging 10.14 weeks (just over two months); Ethekwini’s homes for sale took longest to sell, averaging 17.29 weeks, followed by Mandela Bay’s
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
Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively can often mean the difference between getting what you want or losing out. You don’t get what you deserve, you get
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
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
Hi Mianka, thank you. I’ll start of by addressing the first half of