About 1.2% of first-time home buyers in 2016 were aged 70 and older. This represents 913 buyers out of a total of 72,771 purchasers becoming homeowners for the very first time.
According to property data company, Lightstone, 2016’s numbers were a far way off from 2015’s
Can a non-owner and non-resident without proxy attend a trustees’ meeting and voice an opinion knowing he cannot vote without proxy? – Sandy
Hi Sandy, there is no such thing as a proxy for a trustee meeting. If an owner cannot attend they have to give their
Hi, I would appreciate your view on whether it is still a good time to be investing in UK property?
Yes, certainly for South Africans because of the political uncertainty currently being experienced in the country. On Friday 31st March 2017, the rand lost 9% to
“Susan, has David paid his rent yet? It’s the 3rd of the month and I don’t see his rental payment in my account yet.”
“Oh hi, Louise. He actually smsed me on Saturday to say he was making payment on Monday first thing. Yesterday was a
The short answer is: Yes. The contract of sale requires agreement on three essential elements to be valid: The parties, the purchase price and the property being purchased. As long as the property can be clearly identified, by means of a sketch or a pointing
There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a
Walking around a client’s garden this past week I noticed planting arrangements around her pool which brought back childhood memories of sharp leaves poking my skin.
With so many stylised and modern contemporary looking homes being built these days, a lot of people place the wrong
Expect the unexpected and prepare for a challenging time ahead; that is how we prefaced the year. Caution has been the order of the day for the last two years as we have seen political instability and poor governing decisions negatively impact the economy.
The increase of the transfer duty threshold has boosted the first-time buyers’ market in more ways than anticipated, with reports from Pam Golding Properties that, those who are able to, are buying homes for the people they love who would have otherwise struggled to become
Hi, I live in a “retirement village” in Roodepoort that is fully occupied (48 units) but for which the Section 82 certificate has not yet been issued. This lack of certification has been a bone of contention between the residents and the developer ever since