Q Hi, my primary residence for the last 17 years was acquired for R400,000.  I have spent another R100,000 on improvements but do not have invoices.  The municipal valuation is about R1,5m currently, and I have no mortgage bond on the property. I plan to acquire another

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A portfolio of six mixed-use buildings in the Joburg CBD, a staff compliment of close to 100 people, a management book of 90 properties, plans to increase expansion to the rest of Gauteng and eventually reach national level. It’s hard to believe that Solomon “Solly”

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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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