The short-term holiday rental season in Cape Town has once again started, and the demand for short-term property rentals, specifically on the Atlantic Seaboard and in the City Bowl area, is expected to rise considerably as many holidaymakers flock to the coast. However, despite this
Many tenants may find themselves in a situation where the landlord decides to put their rental property on the market. What rights does the tenant have if this happens? Are they within their rights to breach the lease agreement they have in place with the
The recent student protests have focused South Africa’s attention on the huge cost of tertiary education – and the impact that cost can have on the financial future of the students themselves, as well as their parents and others who pitch in to help them
The gradual downward trend in local annual house price growth since late 2014 continued up to November 2015, reports Absa Home Loans property analyst Jacques du Toit.
Year-on-year growth in the average nominal value of homes in the middle segment of the South African housing market
[caption id="attachment_2153" align="aligncenter" width="752"] This beautifully renovated two-bedroom apartment in Gardens in Cape Town is on the market for R1,995m.[/caption]
Cape Town’s City Bowl is today one of the most desirable residential areas in Cape Town, attracting a broad spectrum of buyers and offering solid returns
Late last week, many South African eyes seemed to be firmly on two rating agencies, which didn’t give us any good news, but the less talked about event was the OPEC meeting which was good news for households and property, reports John Loos, FNB Home
Landlords, what are your rights when an unlawful occupier refuses to move out of your property? Willem le Roux, MD of Le Roux Attorneys Inc, explains the two relevant sections in the Prevention of Illegal Eviction Act but concludes that it is always better to
2015 has been a busy year for everyone. We at HomeTimes want to know what industry heavyweights are thinking about as the year draws to a close. Some are concerned about buyers, others sellers, and still others society in general. But what is it that
[caption id="attachment_2132" align="aligncenter" width="663"] Is fixing that big-ticket item, or simply cleaning the walls, going to help speed up the home sale?[/caption]
The average cost of repairs when selling a home is estimated at about R40,000, according to HouseCheck inspectors. And at least 80% of this
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee has approved the step up to Level 2 water restrictions in Cape Town. This item will now go before Council for deliberation at the next meeting on 10 December 2015.
Due to being in a water-scarce region, the city