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.
A child recently drowned in a pool at a rented property. What is the legal position of a landlord if there is no swimming pool net or fence?
Below is our current standard lease clause relating to swimming pools:
“If there is a swimming pool on the
How secure are you? Are you as security conscious as you can be?
It’s easy to push home security to the back of our minds, even if it is something we are all acutely aware of. National Home Security Month, which provides information, good news and
The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 contains a new set of regulations and thus also a few new definitions within the rules.
Important definitions are the following:
“Primary section” is defined as a section to be used for human occupation as a residence, office,
Some 67 property opportunities remain at Benguela Cove Lagoon and Wine Estate in Hermanus. The estate boasts some of the lowest density housing in South Africa, with a total of 124 homes on 220ha of land – this translates into just 6% of the land
Whether you are a school-leaver, university graduate, unemployed job-seeker, or employed individual, you are likely to have started the year with a set of professional goals, with visions of career “victories” you want to accomplish in 2017.
While few can argue that goal-setting is a vital
Where do we stand with regards to an outgoing inspection where the lawn/garden has now died and the tenant can turn around and say “sorry I am not allowed to water”? (And in most instances I know that the garden has been looked after.)
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
When it comes to signatures to a lease agreement, more is always better. The more people that are signatories to an agreement, the more people can be held liable for rental and ancillary expenses. There is no legal rule precluding a landlord from insisting that
South Africa’s construction industry is experiencing a shortage of structural timber, which has made imports of the material necessary.
“It is not uncommon for non-compliant structural timber to be imported and supplied to the local market - including to formal roof truss manufacturers - without there