Homeowners must brace themselves for an up to 53% increase in electricity costs as Eskom begins to claw back three-year increases that have been put on hold due to a protracted legal process.
Last week Tuesday (23 August 2017), the Constitutional Court upheld an earlier Supreme Court of
When it comes to sectional title schemes and participation quota, should each unit’s levy be determined based on the whole cost of the budget with participation quota or should only the maintenance costs be based on participation quota? - Kashvir
Hi Kashvir, all expenses are based
Good day, our trustees have decided to increase our levies by 20% per annum. If you are an owner but not one of the trustees, do you have a say in the increase of levies?
In terms of Management Rule 21 (b) the trustees may only increase
Hi, we are currently paying a monthly levy of R1,263 to the body corporate and a monthly fee of R1,200 to the homeowners association (HOA). What amount of CSOS levy should we be paying per month? - Indira
Hi Indira, the CSOS levies would be R14 on
Over the past 20 years, more and more homeowners have turned to solar power to heat up water and provide light and warmth in their homes. It is also becoming increasingly popular in sectional title complexes and estates as owners seek to reduce energy costs
Times have changed, and while you didn't need a cellphone when you were nine, and was perfectly alright without one, the fact remains that times have indeed changed. Your child is living in a completely different world and the ability to reach you in an
Fanie and Louise are a retired couple living in Witbank, Mpumalanga – a city in which they met, fell in love and raised their two children.
They bought their first (and current) family home in 1997 – a year when interest rates were sitting at more
There can be some confusion when it comes to who is responsible for which elements of maintenance on a rental property. “Some aspects fall on the landlord and some on the tenants – it isn’t automatically all up to the landlord, and there is no
While packing is a major element when it comes to moving, there is much more that needs to be taken into account when changing your address. According to Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, there will be a few legal
It’s a story on SMMEs so I feel compelled to start it off by mentioning the well-known stat – small businesses are responsible for between 65% and 70% of the jobs created in South Africa annually, so they are vitally important engines of economic growth.