Property rates are charged at a significantly higher rate (sometimes even 4.5 times higher) on vacant stands than on ordinary, residential properties. The reason for this is to motivate the landowner to develop the land and to obtain utilities (e.g. water and electricity) from the

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Determining the effective cause of a sale of immovable property where more than one agent is involved can be notoriously difficult. There is, however, case law that sets out the main factors to be kept in mind when determining the effective cause of a sale. The

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Property rentals in Gauteng, the province with a substantial segment of the rental market in South Africa, could begin showing improved growth soon, says Tobie Fourie, national rentals manager for Chas Everitt International. “Rentals are currently escalating by an average of 5.81% a year,” says Fourie.

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When a child collects things, it doesn’t matter what, it might be rocks from outside or little toys, you should support and encourage the hobby. You might think that these things are just wasting space, time and money but it’s actually doing more than that.

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The issue of non-compliance and the power of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) to initiate and finalise disciplinary proceedings against transgressors is the subject of an Appeals Court application. Cape Town estate agency, Heads Residential Property, based in Claremont, has been fined R25,000 for operating

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Many institutional and single-property investors will attest to the fact that the residential rental market is – by and large – soft at the moment. Rental inflation is tame at 4.19% as at June 2018, down from last year September’s 5.68% according to StatsSA CPI

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It seems that every week these days a new online, low-commission, hybrid and fixed-fee real estate agency launches in South Africa. While their differentiation is very much based on their fee structure – promising to save a seller thousands in estate agency commission – they also

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