A residential property that is still bonded will carry an additional monthly premium for home owner’s insurance, or HOC. This insurance covers the owner against damages to the structure of the property that may be caused by natural causes such as fire, flooding, or wind.
How many people do you know who do not use their money wisely? Too many. Unfortunately, the majority of these people are students and even young working adults. Most of the money misuses happen due to the lack of knowledge. Now, we all know that money
There is no requirement in law that a landlord has to provide a tenant with an electrical compliance certificate every two years, but it is advisable for a tenant to request a certificate of compliance (CoC) from a landlord when occupying a new premises. This
Imagine having the ability to read another’s mind? Prospective tenants will never have to wonder why a rental application was refused again.
PG van der Linde, rentals manager for Seeff Pretoria East, says that a landlord has two primary considerations when deciding whether or not tenancy
Suburbs experience a lifecycle of birth, growth and stabilisation – and whether they suffer an early demise and decay, or continued health, is up to micro and macro factors.
Knowing where a suburb is in its lifecycle determines the present and likely future value of homes,
The City of Johannesburg (COJ) has adopted a policy of writing off prescribed charges, this according to Schindlers Attorneys.
Previously the policy was not to do so without an order of court. The write off appears on the front page, with the simple notation “write off”.
Boundary walls and fences designate the dividing line where one property ends and another begins, and further designates the responsibility relating to these properties.
Without these walls and fences forming the boundary line, neighbouring properties are often faced with encroachments, such as overhanging roofs, balconies and
A municipality account’s billing tariff is, to a great degree, determined by the zoning of the land on which that property is located. It is therefore important that property owners regularly scrutinise their municipality accounts to respond timeously should incorrect billing be picked up or
South African universities are only able to accommodate about 20% of their 530,000 students in official residences. This number does not include those students studying at technology universities, colleges, and other tertiary education institutions that do not have proper accommodation.
Some of the 80% of students
When a home owner has exhausted options such as a long-term payment arrangement or short-term payment restructuring, but still are unable to keep up with bond repayments, it may be best to consider selling the home on the open market before legal action ensues from