If you are buying a property in an estate or a cluster home complex, you should ensure that the homeowners’ association (HOA) has a formal policy covering the letting of homes in the development, as well as the obligations of those owners who decide to
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
According to property legislation, a servitude is a registered right that someone has over the immovable property owned by another person. The servitude affords the holder the right to do something with the property, even if it may infringe upon the rights of the person
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
“The job market in South Africa is tough; if you’ve got security and a reasonable income you better be thankful and stick it out.”
If you haven’t experienced this first-hand then you’ve probably heard it from enough friends and business associates to know that being a
In the case of Argent Industrial Investment (Pty) Ltd v Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality the seller had received and paid his utility bills for five and a half years on estimated readings. When the municipality eventually took an actual reading, it was discovered that the actual consumption and
Designer and graffiti artist Quasiem Gamiet has lived in Salt River for more than 20 years. Gamiet has been spray painting murals and other artwork across Cape Town for the past ten years. Earlier this month, Gamiet took GroundUp on a guided tour of some
Hi, I have a fully signed lease. The landlord’s address was not inserted while the tenant’s name is spelled incorrectly. Amendments were made on the lease; landlord’s address, which is not the same as the lease property, was inserted and the tenant’s name was rectified.
Because of my father’s job as a consultant to big mining operations across the country I was the “New Girl” more often than any kid should truthfully be. It was incredibly tough making friends each time, and to really even connect with anyone; I would
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Focus is an entrepreneur's middle name! Identify your market niche and focus on delivering great value for money and great customer service to that niche. Nothing else- that's all you need to do for now!