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
New and second-hand homes come in all shapes, sizes and conditions, due to owner neglect, builder incompetence and natural phenomena like ground movement and wind. “Certain imperfections may not be perceived as ‘problems’ to all buyers, with many being happy to fix small things once
With the changes introduced in this year’s budget affecting the wealthy in particular, one might wonder if holding a property in a trust still makes sense. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as transferring the property out, and closing the trust, as there are permutations
Cape Town’s Century City has experienced a 16% growth in freehold property prices and up to almost 16% growth in some sectional title complex prices in the past year. This is according to Helga Clemo, MD for Seeff Century City, who has worked in the suburb for 11
Hi, please advise on the following sectional title-related questions:
When using a proxy for a special general meeting (SGM) or annual general meeting (AGM) does the proxy need to be submitted to the body corporate/managing agent beforehand or can the proxy be submitted at the start of
Hi, if once all the papers have already been signed by the seller and buyer, and the documentation has been handed to the transfer attorney, can the seller halt the process by changing his mind about selling the property? Is he liable for any costs
Is it possible to temporarily "window dress" your bank account for just three months prior to bond application and successfully get the bank loan? Stealthy Wealth, a blog site run by an embedded software engineer with degrees in electronic engineering and IT, who is on
We received a question from a first-time seller feeling anxious over the decision to attempt selling her home privately.
"What is the process, especially if no bond is owed? Is it even wise to sell privately or should I rather use an agent? Does a purchaser
My tenant has alerted me to the fact that the body corporate where she resides switched off the electricity to her specific block in the complex as a result of noisy tenant/residents visiting friends residing in the same block.
While being warned on several occasions, this noisy tenant’s
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