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
Be financially frugal if you’re buying a new home off-plan. This is according to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of mortgage originator, BetterLife Home Loans, who says the long wait between the time the buyer’s home loan application is approved and the time when the loan is
“They showed up more than an hour late!” “They never went and fetched a second load.” “They broke my fridge.” “Upon unpacking I realised that items were missing.” These are real comments from unhappy consumers who made use of furniture removal companies to move their
You have an alarm company, you have latched the doors, and joined the neighbourhood watch, but is your home as safe and secure as it could be? Our friends at Lock Latch let us in on 10 things you probably never knew about home safety.
Renting your first apartment is exciting. Young professionals or executive couples may have romanticised ideas of what it will entail: lazy weekends reading by the window, having friends over and you get to decide when they leave, or cleaning up when you want to. All
Sectional title units are popular investments for buy to let investors, with certain properties often bought specifically as holiday accommodation. In recent years online portals have made it easier for home owners to let their properties as short term holiday accommodation, thereby earning a much
The redevelopment of a well-known Heritage building on Old Searle Street is envisaged to become a landmark in the area, this according to its developer Vestacor Properties. The mixed-use development in Woodstock, to be named 10 on Searle, will encompass a mix of retail, office,
There is a new breed of renovator in the Johannesburg suburb of Highlands North, where houses are generally located on double stands of 1,000m², and range in price from between R1,3m and R3,7m. The post-War face brick homes that were once a common feature have