Q I own a sectional title apartment in Honeydew, Johannesburg, and yesterday got notice of increased sewer recovery charges (from R188 to just over R200). I understand that costs rise but November and December have been backdated so for January I have to pay my usual

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Buy-to-let investors are among the only residential sector investors expected to yield better-than-inflation income this year. This is due to the national average gross residential yield hitting 9.06% in Q3 2016. This is according to the FNB-TPN Residential Yield dataset, which is the combined result of

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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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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

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Q Can a managing agent and body corporate decline a Labrador guide dog for a blind child in a complex whereby pets are permitted but the rules are clear that the dog may only be 30cm in height? A The short answer to this question is unequivocally “no”! Restrictions on

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The student accommodation game is similar to retirement in that demand exceeds supply and there will always be a demand for safe, secure and affordable residences. Many investors have jumped on this bandwagon, hoping to cash in on what they see as a proverbial cash cow. There

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