The refund of a tenant’s deposit is the most strongly contested aspect of residential rentals, with most tenants believing that any damages claimed fall under fair wear and tear, and most landlords insisting on retaining as much as possible. This is according to Vivien Marks,
Some 23.9 million South Africans are credit-active, building up a bill of total outstanding consumer credit to the tune of R1,66tn - more than half of which is mortgage debt (52%). The remaining 48% comprises of secured credit agreements, unsecured credit, and developmental and short-term
The sectional title market in Morningside, north of Johannesburg, now accounts for 63% of the suburb’s property landscape. This is according to Di Kuhlenthal, new developments specialist for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, who said compared with the freehold market, the sectional title sector provides potential buyers
Pam Golding Properties Goodwood office in Cape Town is running its third successive and successful Garden Competition in the suburb to create greater awareness of the added enjoyment and value an appealing garden adds to a property. Indigenous plant use and water-wise gardening is also
Rent is late…again. As this dreadful month-end ritual unfolds, you can’t help but wonder: Will the rent be paid in full, or at all, this time? If not, what then? Can this situation be resolved? How can it be prevented? Perhaps the most common predicament
Selecting and purchasing art to display is a highly personal and potentially expensive decorative component of a beautifully designed home. For many of us buying heirloom investment pieces seem out of reach, until you consider the possibility of buying from young and up-and-coming artists.
Living walls have been around since ancient times, with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon - one of the wonders of the ancient world - built by King Nebuchadnezzar in 600 BC.
According to a United Nations forecast, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities by
The Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA) and Community Schemes Ombuds Service Act (CSOSA) have been signed by President Jacob Zuma.
While the two new acts introduce very significant changes to scheme management law, as well as bringing the CSOS fully into operation to resolve scheme administration disputes, no confirmation
Western Cape estate agents writing the Professional Designation Exam (PDE) on 17 November have one last chance to attend preparatory workshops at the IEASA training centre on Wednesday (for PDE 4) and Thursday (PDE 5) this week (21 and 22 September).
Trainer Meryl Muller will assist delegates in
Johannesburg has finally received a tiny percentage of rain, but looking at the weather report it seems as though we are still in for a hot dry spring. After speaking to a few people around the country about the water restrictions they are experiencing, I