Unsuspected budget extensions when building or renovating your home can be financially crippling. You could very well be left with a stomach ulcer caused by stress, half-finished kitchen and an empty bank account.
There are many reasons budget extensions are required by your contractor; this might
The company that runs the complex is not very helpful at all. The managing agent of the body corporate does not answer mails all the time and I do not like phoning as then I have no proof of our concerns. I have done so
Hi, I have recently found out that my tenant has tampered with the electricity meter box. How do I go about handling this matter?
The electricity meter is common property. The body corporate will, therefore, have to fix it, but they can claim back the cost
The quest for improved insulation and with it more comfortable interior spaces that don’t break the bank to heat or cool using artificial means is an ongoing pursuit in construction circles. And it makes little difference whether it is being applied to an office space
Greening your home is no longer just a buzz phrase, especially when one thinks of the cost of electricity and the recent water shortages we’ve had. These considerations make going green as much a necessity for your pocket as it does for our planet.
In honour of its 10-year anniversary celebration, Leapfrog Property Group is partnering with extreme adventurer, David Grier and Miles for Smiles to raise funds for Operation Smile between February and November 2017, which will provide corrective cleft lip and palate surgery for 100 children.
A tenant was opening a garage door when the wind was quite strong. The garage door blew up and out of his hands and was damaged. The owner refuses to pay for the repairs as he says the tenant knew the wind was blowing and should
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
Last November I rented a unit in Ashford View, Radiokop, Johannesburg. From day one I experienced difficulties with the neighbour. Their son invites five or six friends on a daily basis and they play soccer. Obviously the ball hits my garage doors over and over
Our body corporate decided in 2013 and earlier, and then it was confirmed in 2015, that each owner will be responsible for his or her own home. This includes the roof and external walls, as well as the pruning of trees and removal of any