Hi, my tenant has been in breach of our contract for a while now. I have put the tenant on terms but the tenant has neglected to rectify. I have thus decided to go ahead and give the tenant notice to vacate. I would, however,
Hi, I need urgent advice. I live in a rented granny flat in Bellville, Cape Town. The property is a single dwelling erf that has been subdivided into 7 rental units, but never rezoned. With the present water restrictions the landlord received a municipal fine for
I signed a lease agreement for a property I was supposed to occupy on 1 October 2017. After paying over the deposit, the landlord informed that, due to personal reasons, they cannot grant occupation on that date. We discussed possibilities of moving occupation to 1
The rental housing market is a competitive playing field, even more so in sought-after areas; when the right property at a reasonable price comes along you better jump or risk losing it to the next prospective tenant. No wonder then that so many tenants get
This is the story of a man who owned a few properties all across the land: two-bedroom cottages, three-bedroom homes and large, old four-bedroom homes with garden flats. This man had been the lord of these homes for many years, which meant he thought he
What a great start to the season! These warm sunny spring days are just fantastic, what a beautiful time of the year! I must say I was expecting a much colder winter but it just never seemed to arrive.
It is really encouraging to see nurseries
Hi, we recently dealt with an estate agent that has stolen our deposit and we are struggling to get this amount back from him.
I am including the offer to purchase and addendum for which he has charged us R5,000, and then a Letter of Demand
Based on the FNB Property Barometer it is believed that 2017 will be the third consecutive year of slowing average annual house price growth, and the second consecutive year of house price decline in consumer inflation-adjusted real terms.
“For the period January to July 2017, the
Hi, we are living in a sectional title complex, where the caretaker is a trustee as well as the chairperson.
This specific chairperson is in arears by R41,000 on his levies, and receives a salary - which is said to increase by 8% in the new budget.
As trustees we have
Be prepared to stay in your home for at least four and a half years to recoup your transfer costs and agents commission of, on average, 7.5%, as an average homeowner of a R1m home.
With house prices growth currently running at only 2.8% p.a. according