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

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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

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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

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Despite the residential market improving its risk situation quarter after quarter, the highly constrained broader economy means potential buyers continue to adopt a wait-and-see approach and negatively impact on the current sellers’ market conditions. “The ongoing decline in the household sector debt-to-disposable income ratio, all the

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In the next few months as many as 21 municipalities, including some major metros, will release a new valuation roll which will impact the tax you pay on your property. Ben Espach from Rates Watch, municipal property rates practitioners, says that legally you will have 30

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Q I own a middle-floor flat in a Sandton estate. Unfortunately, six months after I purchased the apartment, the unit above mine had a leaking kitchen pipe that leaked into my property and has damaged my walls. I have contacted the body corporate and they notified me

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