The deeds office has published its fees for the registration of transactions that take place from 1 April, 2017. The average increase from last year is about R57.50. Check out the updated MCostCalculator with all the new fees Schedule of fees of office for the registration of  - (a) A transfer of

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Q Hi, there seems to be some confusion regarding owners attending trustees’ meetings. As recently as 2015 it was stated that owners could only attend trustees’ meetings if invited. However, reading the new act, this seems to have fallen away? There is also no mention of spouses

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The City of Cape Town remains the country’s strongest housing market, posting 13.2 year-on-year growth in Q4 2016 (or 3% quarter-on-quarter). Believe it or not, however, but there are sub-regions in the metro that are almost growing at double this rate. Using deeds office data, FNB has

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First-time home sellers have as many questions as first-time buyers: Who pays for the various clearance certificates? What is my estate agent doing behind the scenes? How should I structure the process of selling my home with buying or renting a new one? We at

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South Africa is the continent’s most industrialised economy, but still struggles to gain traction since a 2009 recession. Political turmoil has since plagued the country. In 2015 when Nhlanhla Nene was removed from the position of finance minister, two credit rating agencies downgraded their assessments

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Q Hi, I am currently renting a property in the Amanzimtoti area of KwaZulu-Natal. I have been in the property for 18 months and when I moved in a rental agreement was signed between a local estate agent and myself. The initial contract was for six

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Residential contractor confidence fell in Q1 2017 on the back of weaker building activity and keener tendering price competition – in contrast to unchanged confidence in the non-residential building sector. “For the past few quarters the trend in the residential building sector has been broadly up

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Because your home’s roof is one of the largest, heaviest and most costly structures in your home’s design, it is fair to expect that a lot of planning should be invested in the roof’s design and construction. Still, many home builder clients choose price over

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