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
The rains that Johannesburg so desperately needed arrived in a great deluge on Wednesday (9 November, 2016) causing flash flooding which resulted in deaths and large-scale damage to property.
Bearing the brunt of this disaster was the informal settlement of Setswetla in Alexandra. The settlement is
The Community Schemes Ombud Service was officially launched today in Rosebank, Johannesburg, with officials and key stakeholders in attendance.
Although the office of the chief ombudsman was established at the end of 2014, the draft regulations were only gazetted little over a month ago on 7
A landmark Pringle Bay property fondly referred to as ‘Trix se Trein’ has been sold by Pam Golding Properties for close to the asking price of R1,85m.
The home incorporates 1.5 first and second class SA Railways train carriages which aroused considerable interest when they were transported
The landlord-tenant game is an entirely different animal in South Africa’s popular coastal towns. Landlords and investors realise the potential for significant rental income over the busy holiday periods, while acknowledging that good long-term tenancy, and the stable income, arguably holds more benefits for an
John Loos, FNB’s poster boy for residential property economics, pictured himself as a criminal lawyer when he was a youngster – something he attributes to watching too much LA Law. He never saw himself as an economist, let alone a property economist – a job
Business tip of the day
Build your customer base locally with people whose background, likes and dislikes are known to you. Venturing into unknown pastures will bring with it new challenges before it brings profits.
What a beautiful time of the year it is. We have finally received the first decent rainfall and we are ever hopeful that it was not the last. Looking at the Vaal Dam levels and the Category 2 water restrictions it has been hard in
You may not be held liable for the debt of your home’s previous owner – or for three decades of municipal debt linked to your property.
This week, the North Gauteng High Court ruled that January’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling that homeowners could be
We have a small complex consisting of six units: Five of the units are owner-occupied with one having a tenant in occupation.
Each owner is a trustee, and I for my sins have for a number of years organised all that is necessary for the management