Many people look at buying properties on auction hoping to find a bargain of a lifetime, sometimes only to realise it was the mistake of a lifetime. All too often purchasing repossessed and distressed properties have a number of associated potential nightmares, especially when it

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Q Hi there, Please explain what the difference is between leasehold versus freehold property? I’d also like to understand if a freeholder is entitled to increase the service charge at free will - Mianka A Hi Mianka, thank you. I’ll start of by addressing the first half of

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Q I am writing on behalf of our management association committee. The Country Village is a retirement complex in Greyton, and the 61 properties are all freehold. We keep our monthly costs under control as much as possible by, among other things, managing our finances internally

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Residential unit prices across Cape Town’s Central City average R2,337m, having risen 15.06% year-on-year from R2,031m in 2015. This is according to the annual State of Cape Town Central City Report: 2016 which highlights investment into the node and reports between 2012 and the end of

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Business tip of the day Thoughts are the fertiliser of an entrepreneur's business. Find quiet time each day where you can think and develop those ideas into more concrete plans. Ideally, take some time to meditate; these techniques allow you to still your mind enabling the

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