Hi, I am a property owner with a problem of an informal settlement of 36 dwellings on the land. I have engaged the dwellers who are voluntarily prepared to relocate provided the eThekwini Municipality provide them with proper housing. I have gotten advice regarding the
The devastating disasters that took place in Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town will not push up the premiums of clients living in high risk areas, at least not for the next 12 months, this according to Standard Insurance Limited.
Standard Insurance Limited says natural disasters have
Hi, I bought a house and had to move in three days after the date agreed to in the sale documents. Now I'm being charged occupational rent for the three days. Is this fair? - Jan
Hi Jan, occupation refers to the date that the purchaser
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
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
Some 76% of retirees are looking for homes priced between R1m and R2,5m. This is according to research conducted by Retire KZN and Carmel Properties, which partnered to create the Sibaya Coastal Precinct’s first retirement estate, Shoreline Sibaya.
“With the Retire KZN data, coupled with our
Housing markets are incredibly important, not only due to the importance of formal housing to citizens’ well-being, but also due to the huge amounts of mortgage debt associated with them, and the various risks that this can pose to financial system and economic stability. The
The TPN (Tenant Profiling Network) Vacancy Survey asks estate agents and landlords to submit quarterly feedback of how many properties they manage as well as how many of those managed properties are currently vacant.
The percentage of vacant residential properties increased slightly to 6.62% in Q4
With June celebrated as Youth Month, Jonathan Kohler, CEO of Landsdowne Investment Properties shares, what he believes to be, the best way to help your child get a foot on the property ladder way ahead of their peers.
“Parents can help their children get onto the
Hi, I have met all prerequisites for extending onto common property and have received a go ahead at a special general meeting (SGM).
My builder has changed the height of a wall from 1.5m to 1.7m which would change the pitch of the roof resulting in