South Africa’s construction industry is experiencing a shortage of structural timber, which has made imports of the material necessary.
“It is not uncommon for non-compliant structural timber to be imported and supplied to the local market - including to formal roof truss manufacturers - without there
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
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Keep perspective; always have a reminder of an early winner and an early loser on your work station. When things are going well revisit the loser memento and when you are feeling down pick up the winner memento.
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
Hi, we are in a complex of three houses which is run by a common law homeowners association (HOA). The levy is R500 so presumably our CSOS levy is zero? My question is do we have to register our HOA with the CSOS? - Tony
The Rental Housing Act states that an outgoing inspection should be arranged within seven days after the tenant vacates the property. Should one of the parties, however, fail to attend the arranged inspection, the other party is allowed to inspect the property on their own
In 2016 property sales volumes decreased by an average of around 15%, compared to 2015. This is the result of a slow economy, buyer uncertainty and affordability constraints. Will the tide turn in 2017 and what should buyers and sellers know before the rat race
Everyone has that one home in the neighbourhood, the pink one. You know, that home that leaves you with feelings of confusion, introspection and even a weird kind of awe – “Where did this paint come from, and what made the homeowner decide to use
The average home price paid by first-time buyers has risen by R37,000 in the past 12 months, while the average home loan instalment has increased by almost R700 a month (R8,400 a year) as a result of three interest rate increases (from 9.5% to 10.5%
Hi there, I have saved up R100,000 with the original intention of putting it down as a deposit on a home. But the other day I was searching the property portals and found some Joburg CBD apartments selling for R80,000. I was wondering if I