While the percentage of first-time buyers among home loan applicants rose to 47% in the 12 months to end-January 2017 – its highest level in two years – only 39% of first-time buyers received bonds.
This is according to BetterLife Home Loans’ CEO, Shaun Rademeyer, who said
Yesterday’s judgement in a case where Ekurhuleni municipality failed for approximately 5.5 years to take actual readings of a water meter, billing on estimated readings, is a victory for consumers battling against bullying municipalities.
The plaintiff, Argent, argued that it was not liable for charges for
I am sure many of you are unaware that we are still experiencing a drought in South Africa, we have received some substantial rainfall over the last two months but this does not mean that the water restrictions cease to exist. Just driving around our
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
We are looking at exiting our lease early due to a complete break down in trust and respect between us and our landlord.
The lease we have in place states the following with regards to early termination:
"Should the tenant cancel the lease at any time of
Our rental agency just dismissed a rental agent who was doing private leases. Evidence indicates his private bank account being used for deposit and rental payments. Our agency logo has also been used to perpetrate these fraudulent activities. I have two questions:
What is the legal
While Gauteng’s gross outflow of repeat home buyers to other provinces stood at 16% in 2016, it only attracted 6.9% of incoming repeat home buyers from other regions. This means its net outflow of repeat home buyers was 9.1% - up significantly from 2.9% in
With the summer season in full swing, many homeowners are using their swimming pools on a regular basis and pay close attention to maintenance issues, but during the colder winter months maintenance is often neglected. It is important that homeowners realise that a swimming pool
I heard that the Community Schemes Ombud Services Act (CSOS), and the office of the ombudsman, has something to do with the Land Expropriation Bill. Is there any truth to this? - Craig
Hi Craig, I have never heard the two in the same sentence before. The
My partner and I are in a process of buying a flat in Pretoria using our company name. The seller has given early occupancy and key handover with no rent, passing all responsibilities on the property to the buyer (our company) as from 8 December