The Western Cape’s Q4 2016 year-on-year average house price growth was 8%, according to FNB House Price Indices. The country’s star performer has slowed for three consecutive quarters from a 10-year high of 10.6% reached in Q1 2016. “It is likely that, after a recent period

READ MORE

In the past 12 months, 6% of home loans granted were switches from one lender to another. This is according to Peter Swartz and Nondumiso Ncapai, heads customer interaction and business development at Absa Home Loans. There are many reasons why homeowners switch their mortgages from

READ MORE

Q We sold a property and the purchaser has submitted a complaint about certain defects in the electricity and plumbing. There was a Certificate of Compliance (COC) issued but it appears that some of the electrical issues do not fall under what is required for a COC document. The

READ MORE

Sectional title, bodies corporate and managing agents began collecting CSOS levies from January this year. But since the Gazetting of the new regulations in October last year, managing agents, homeowners associations and bodies corporate have not had clarity on where or how to transfer the

READ MORE

Q We are in a complex of three houses which is run by a common law homeowners association (HOA). My question is do we have to register our HOA with the CSOS if we are not registered [as a non-profit company] and therefore do not have

READ MORE

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

READ MORE