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
In April the Western Cape will play host to The Property Buyer Show, a first of its kind exhibition aimed at first-time residential buyers and property investors looking to expand their portfolio. This innovative exhibition is designed to walk buyers through the property buying process
In recent weeks my practice has had some queries regarding medical deductions and what deductions are allowed to be claimed especially regarding expenses for dependents and dependents with disabilities
Some definitions as quoted in the Income Tax Act of 1962 are shown below for further clarity
Big-ticket upgrades to your home, such as an extra bedroom or bathroom, in fact return the least on sale. This is according to Remodeling Magazine, which published a cost vs value report studying the past 30 years. And as it turns out, the most common home
When deciding to move homes it’s quite normal to make a list of to-do’s ranging from finding boxes to making sure you change the locks on the new home. If beloved pets are also considered the decisions may become harder and options fewer, making the
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
What can we do about Cape Town landlords who refuse to provide pool covers for their rental properties?
Quite simply, you should advise your landlords that in light of the City of Cape Town’s water restriction by-laws, should they fail and/or refuse to provide their tenants
Hi, I was self-employed but recently took up employment. I have a rental property in another province from which I earn a small income. Can you please explain what deductions I will be able to claim on this income? Thank you - Riaan
Hi Riaan, You
Hi, I have two questions:
#1 For the purpose of a delineation between common property and exclusive-use property – how is this determined? Does median line come into the equation?
#2 Is the outside wall of an exclusive-use area the responsibility of the body corporate or the
It’s a cliché but some friends really do disappear once you’ve become a parent. Whether it is because they have different parenting philosophies or no kids, you find yourself struggling for something to say to an old friend.
If you’re lucky you’ll find a new group