With the introduction of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act Regulations in 2016, property experts warned that residents could expect an increase in their monthly levies of between 15% and 25%, to account for the requirement of the reserve and maintenance fund. The act furthermore
The average price paid for a new home in South Africa between January and end-October was R1,12m, while the average approved bond was R893,000, according the statistics from BetterBond. That’s a shortfall of R227,000 and could be the reason for not being able to buy
Hi, Please explain what exactly the difference is between a homeowners’ association (HOA) and a body corporate? - Yolande
Hi Yolande, an HOA and a body corporate are certainly not the same. A body corporate is a legal entity created in terms of the Sectional Titles
Why would you want to buy holiday cards for your friends and family if you can make them?
My one big problem with store-bought greeting cards is that you can never find the perfect card. Just when you think you’ve found the perfect picture on the
Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is a simple yet highly impactful way to refresh its look and increase its aesthetic appeal, making it more appealing to potential buyers.
“Not only will a new coat of paint make your home more attractive, but it
Moving down the road can be a daunting task, nevermind across the country. Whether for family reasons or an employment opportunity, it is not uncommon for people to find themselves in a situation where they may have to relocate to another city or town in
There’s nothing quite like the healing power of nature when it comes to relaxation. Simply being in the presence of trees is scientifically proven to reduce stress, lower your heart rate and blood pressure and boost your immune system. Of course, very few of us
I moved out of our rented home at the end of October and I’m concerned that I’m not going to get my deposit back; one of my neighbours who knows my landlord told me “he does not pay back deposits”. She told me that he
Each December holiday season South Africans are confronted with shocking road fatality statistics. According to the AA, as many as 14,071 people died on South Africa’s roads in 2016 – a 9% increase from the12,944 deaths recorded in 2015.
Unfortunately, this upsurge in accidents and heightened
Hi, I signed a fixed-term lease for a year that said I am allowed two guests per week to stay over. Before I moved in the landlord emailed me to say that the guest policy has been changed and no guests are allowed.
I did not accept