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
Hi, my mother rents an apartment in Kronendal Village in Hout Bay, Cape Town, owned by the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA). The village has started charging her the CSOS levy. My question is if my mom has to pay the levy, seeing
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Hi, kindly advise how the CSOS levies need to be calculated if the following scenario takes place: The body corporate charges normal levies of R1,500 per month per unit, as well as garage levies of R500 per month.
Do you calculate the CSOS levies on the
Good day, there is confusion in my retirement home as to whether residents who pay rent also have to pay the CSOS levy? - Barbara
Hi Barbara, the complex will charge the owner directly. It is, however, up to the owner as to whether he chooses
The Garden Route and Eastern Cape region performed better than expected last year, said Tony Ketcher, regional manager for the Seeff property group’s operations across the region, saying that Seeff’s branches recorded some of the best activity in more than five years.
Lightstone data for the
In recent years more and more South Africans have embraced the concept of hive living, with multi-generational households becoming a familiar concept in many suburbs.
This trend is driven to a large extent, by the fact that higher living costs, coupled with rising property prices have
In January, 12.3% of properties sold for a loss – and 76% of these homes (9.4%) were sold for 5% less than their original purchase price.
This is according to John Loos, FNB’s household and property sector strategist, who said according to deeds data property transfers
Demand for sectional title apartments in key nodes throughout northern Johannesburg has continued to gain momentum in the first month of 2017, said Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop.
Renecle noted that this demand is predominantly seen in the middle market for properties priced between R1m and