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
Last November I rented a unit in Ashford View, Radiokop, Johannesburg. From day one I experienced difficulties with the neighbour. Their son invites five or six friends on a daily basis and they play soccer. Obviously the ball hits my garage doors over and over
Our body corporate decided in 2013 and earlier, and then it was confirmed in 2015, that each owner will be responsible for his or her own home. This includes the roof and external walls, as well as the pruning of trees and removal of any
Last year, Balwin acquired development rights in Waterfall which will see the company develop approximately 15,500 sectional title residential apartments over an eight to ten year period. The development rights include three separate land parcels namely, The Polofields, Waterfall Fields and Waterfall Ridge.
Steve Brookes, CEO
Every so often, a complex residential roof, of average scale and with relatively small truss spans, arrives for design and estimation at a timber roof truss fabricator. While it may not necessarily be of grand scale, even relatively small yet complex projects can cause frustrations
Sale agreements entered into from 1 March 2017 will see buyers liable for transfer duty according to the new scale. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan yesterday only amended the R750,000 margin against which no transfer duty was payable, to a higher margin of R900,000. For any
In line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), may I provide information I receive from a prospective tenant (not signed up yet) to the owner of the property at this stage already? The owner asked me to send it through to her before
The property industry unanimously reacted positively to the 20% increase in the threshold for the payment of transfer duty from R750,000 to R900,000 effective 1 March. Experts believe that, not only will this benefit the market due to increased capacity of first-time buyers, it will
The exemption on government-charged transfer fees has been raised by R150,000 on the current R750,000. This was revealed today during Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Budget Speech.
“Relief will be provided in the affordable housing market through an increase in the threshold above which transfer duty is
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