When faced with, what feels like, the mountain of paperwork required to complete a property transaction you might easily feel that the signed sales agreement is just another one of those steps to complete before finally celebrating the end of the transaction. You shouldn’t be so hasty though,

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Q Hi, I recently received a notice of a Special General Meeting from the trustees in a sectional title scheme where I own a unit. They plan on changing the conduct rules by adding an Annexure to it. After going through it some points seems unfair that

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Are you one of the lucky South Africans that received an annual salary increase in the last year? Chances are that even if this is the case you are now, on average, R200 poorer than you were two years ago. According to a BankservAfrica survey the

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Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively can often mean the difference between getting what you want or losing out. You don’t get what you deserve, you get

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Q In my sectional title complex, which is a mixed-use development, i.e. commercial and residential, the trustees budgeted for a deficit in the 2015/16 financial year. The developer, who owns the commercial portion and a large number of residential units, dominates the board of trustees and

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Q If an agency has been the victim of fraud and the tenant deposits have been misappropriated can the landlord cancel the lease agreement and appoint another rental agent? - Tina A Hi Tina, it is important to note in the first instance that the lease agreement is

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Q Hi, I tasked an agent with finding me a suitable home to buy in a security estate in Pretoria. The agent did her job by finding me the perfect home, but we hit a snag when I wanted to use her to sell my current

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We all know the stats: the fact that next to death and divorce, moving homes is the most stressful and traumatic thing that could happen to you. Add to that a lifetime of happy memories which is about to be sold to another family, who’s

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Between 30% and 50% of all first-time buyer bond applications are denied, according to stats by bond originator, BetterBond, and Rent2buy founder, Meyer de Waal. BetterBond CEO, Shaun Rademeyer, notes that the average home price in the year to end-June was R1,095m, with the average

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