First-time home sellers have as many questions as first-time buyers: Who pays for the various clearance certificates? What is my estate agent doing behind the scenes? How should I structure the process of selling my home with buying or renting a new one? We at
South Africa is the continent’s most industrialised economy, but still struggles to gain traction since a 2009 recession. Political turmoil has since plagued the country. In 2015 when Nhlanhla Nene was removed from the position of finance minister, two credit rating agencies downgraded their assessments
Hi, I am currently renting a property in the Amanzimtoti area of KwaZulu-Natal. I have been in the property for 18 months and when I moved in a rental agreement was signed between a local estate agent and myself. The initial contract was for six
Business tip of the day
You are guaranteed to be making at least one big business blunder a month. Make it a learning experience and not a mistake!
Residential contractor confidence fell in Q1 2017 on the back of weaker building activity and keener tendering price competition – in contrast to unchanged confidence in the non-residential building sector.
“For the past few quarters the trend in the residential building sector has been broadly up
Because your home’s roof is one of the largest, heaviest and most costly structures in your home’s design, it is fair to expect that a lot of planning should be invested in the roof’s design and construction. Still, many home builder clients choose price over
Hi, in a complex of townhouses where voting rights are unit based (not number of votes as determined by participation quotas), and if the unit is registered in the name of more than one person (say two or three), how many votes is that unit
I need advice on what I can do or what process to follow to get my money. I am a landlord and have been working with a certain estate agency since May 2015. I never had problems with rent or any other issue until last
Hi, I have three questions:
#1 For a lease renewal, do you draw up a new lease or just an addendum?
#2 Do you credit check the tenants again?
#3 What if the owner says we don’t need to recheck the tenants – what’s our risk?
#1 In the
The Property Buyer Show has released a list of the big players in the industry that will be involved with the show, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 8 to 9 April, as event sponsors.
The impressive list of sponsors ranges from