An idea to retrofit existing buildings in African cities with 3D printed porous insulation panels to improve liveability and reduce energy consumption for cooling and ventilation has been named African winner of the Cities for our Future competition run by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It

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Despite its phenomenal success in South Africa, Airbnb hosts could be inadvertently falling foul of their insurance policies. This is according to Louis Hay, head of Short-Term Insurance Propositions at Standard Bank Insurance Limited, who says many people don’t realise their standard residential, or ‘Personal Lines’, insurance policies typically

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Montpellier is a brand-new freehold residential development in the heart of Craigavon, Fourways, and was recently launched. Some 38 privately walled, full-title cluster homes have already been reserved off-plan. “There are many reasons for the strong interest in Montpellier, including its great location, easy access to the

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Protea Glen has more sales than almost any other suburb in the country. This is according to Nhlanganiso Sibanda, owner and operator of the Rawson Properties Protea Glen franchise, who said the reason for this is the neighbourhood’s convenient location, great amenities and remarkably affordable

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Q Hi, what is the difference between non-fulfilment of suspensive conditions versus non-fulfilment of a normal contractual term? - Tim A Hi Tim, suspensive conditions are often incorporated in contracts of sale, e.g. obtaining a loan before a certain date. A valid and binding agreement will only come

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If a person has chosen to invest in a few properties to rent out, but chances are they won’t own more than 10 units, they would probably lean toward managing their properties and tenants themselves. There are, however, sometimes certain aspects of property management, rental collection, money management or

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I recently contacted an agent to view my property and give me his expert opinion on its saleability and, of course, what the magic selling price should be. All initial contacts went well: We made contact via social media, arranged to meet at the property the

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