Q All of our properties have separate entrances, linked only by the shared wall. There is no common property. If we can install individual prepaid meters for our water, is a reserve fund and maintenance fund still required? – Nadine A Dear Nadine, as long as you are

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As the summer holidays approach, ensure you don’t miss out on giving these suburbs a look. Seeff calls it, saying these suburbs can be distinguished from other areas based on their vibe, proximity to important amenities and activities, affordability, important developments or developmental opportunities in

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Areas such as Bramley in Johannesburg are offering the market the value for money that becomes increasingly important in a subdued economy. Edgar Mhlope, Bramley, Bramley View and Bramley Gardens area specialist for Lew Geffern Sotheby’s International Realty said that these areas are enjoying such high

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Q Our complex consists of 12 individual units. Approximately six years ago the trustees decided that ALL owners would be responsible for the maintenance of their own units and this has been the standing rules ever since. Owners are solely responsible for the maintenance inside and outside

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Discerning homeowners are adjusting their demands of what the ideal home has to offer. Homes need to offer convenience, compactness and manageability while being responsive to natural surrounds and the demands of modern living. All this while still being representative of the individuality of the

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Sellers of low- and mid-value properties spend a longer time on the market compared with high, luxury and super-luxury homes, regardless if they list 0% and above their properties’ market value. Interestingly, luxury-value properties spend the least amount of time on the market, regardless if

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Q Based on HomeTimes’ articles, it has been mentioned that the Community Schemes Ombud Service levies will be raised on 1 January 2017. My question is, when is the effective date? 1 October 2016 or 1 January 2017. The reason for my question is my mother’s complex has issued a

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