I am sure many of you are unaware that we are still experiencing a drought in South Africa, we have received some substantial rainfall over the last two months but this does not mean that the water restrictions cease to exist. Just driving around our

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Q We are looking at exiting our lease early due to a complete break down in trust and respect between us and our landlord. The lease we have in place states the following with regards to early termination: "Should the tenant cancel the lease at any time of

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Q Our rental agency just dismissed a rental agent who was doing private leases. Evidence indicates his private bank account being used for deposit and rental payments. Our agency logo has also been used to perpetrate these fraudulent activities. I have two questions: What is the legal

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While Gauteng’s gross outflow of repeat home buyers to other provinces stood at 16% in 2016, it only attracted 6.9% of incoming repeat home buyers from other regions. This means its net outflow of repeat home buyers was 9.1% - up significantly from 2.9% in

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With the summer season in full swing, many homeowners are using their swimming pools on a regular basis and pay close attention to maintenance issues, but during the colder winter months maintenance is often neglected. It is important that homeowners realise that a swimming pool

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Q I heard that the Community Schemes Ombud Services Act (CSOS), and the office of the ombudsman, has something to do with the Land Expropriation Bill. Is there any truth to this? - Craig A Hi Craig, I have never heard the two in the same sentence before. The

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“Sharon speaking, hello.” “Hi Sharon, it’s Lebo.” “Oh, hi Lebo. How are you?” “I’m fine Sharon; just saw that you have not yet paid your rent?” “I…uh…I was meaning to call you about that.” “It’s the 4th of the month. Your rent needs to me in my account by the

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