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
What happens in a case where a lease has been signed by an elderly lady and two months later it is found that she is mentally unstable and has been admitted to a hospital for observation? I know it is a long legal process to have her
Half of South Africa’s estate agents ended 2016 believing 2017 would be more of the same, with 25% each expecting better or worse buying and selling activity levels.
This is according to the quarterly FNB Estate Agent Survey, which asked estate agents if they expected activity
Hi, after the rains over Christmas I was walking in my backyard when I saw bright orange mushrooms growing in the grass. They were not clustered, so I am having trouble identifying them. I know it is difficult to identify mushrooms from just a description but
Despite the residential market improving its risk situation quarter after quarter, the highly constrained broader economy means potential buyers continue to adopt a wait-and-see approach and negatively impact on the current sellers’ market conditions.
“The ongoing decline in the household sector debt-to-disposable income ratio, all the
Have you taught your children about all the possible dangers in your home? Teaching children about home safety is imperative and could potentially be life-saving, says Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
Home safety experts agree that these are among the
In the next few months as many as 21 municipalities, including some major metros, will release a new valuation roll which will impact the tax you pay on your property.
Ben Espach from Rates Watch, municipal property rates practitioners, says that legally you will have 30
I own a middle-floor flat in a Sandton estate. Unfortunately, six months after I purchased the apartment, the unit above mine had a leaking kitchen pipe that leaked into my property and has damaged my walls.
I have contacted the body corporate and they notified me
Are you sure you home is as safe and secure as you think it is? Our friends at LockLatch understand that as a South African, protecting your home and your loved ones is your number one priority. Which is why they’ve put together a comprehensive home safety and home security checklist
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