South African property owners are on the cusp of disaster or vindicated victory. The back-and-forth David-and-Goliath battle between the municipalities of Tshwane and Ekurhuleni against their residents in the so-called historical debt saga will finally be settled by an expected full bench in the Constitutional
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
The value of new mortgages granted in the residential sector was down -10.9% year-on-year in Q4 2016. This is according to the Reserve Bank’s latest Quarterly Bulletin, which pegs mortgages across all property types (residential, commercial and farms) -7.07% down year-on-year in the final quarter
I have been very lucky not to have had a lot of my offers to purchase accepted by sellers. I think before I bought my first home, I had signed offers on at least five different homes for sale - all in one weekend. I
Hi, I have sold my property through an estate agent with conditions attached that the buyer needed to sell his property. The term to fulfil the suspensive conditions and an extension on that has now expired.
The buyer is still very much interested in the property
The deeds office has published its fees for the registration of transactions that take place from 1 April, 2017. The average increase from last year is about R57.50.
Check out the updated MCostCalculator with all the new fees
Schedule of fees of office for the registration of -
(a) A transfer of
Hi, there seems to be some confusion regarding owners attending trustees’ meetings. As recently as 2015 it was stated that owners could only attend trustees’ meetings if invited. However, reading the new act, this seems to have fallen away?
There is also no mention of spouses
Hi, when we moved out of our rental property in Pretoria East the agent came to inspect the house within almost half an hour of the furniture removal truck leaving. At the time I was still busy cleaning the house, and we had an agreement
The City of Cape Town remains the country’s strongest housing market, posting 13.2 year-on-year growth in Q4 2016 (or 3% quarter-on-quarter).
Believe it or not, however, but there are sub-regions in the metro that are almost growing at double this rate.
Using deeds office data, FNB has
First-time home sellers have as many questions as first-time buyers: Who pays for the various clearance certificates? What is my estate agent doing behind the scenes? How should I structure the process of selling my home with buying or renting a new one? We at