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Property rates are charged at a significantly higher rate (sometimes even 4.5 times higher) on vacant stands than on ordinary, residential properties. The reason for this is to motivate the landowner to develop the land and to obtain utilities (e.g. water and electricity) from the

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It is a common practice for developers to insert a reversionary right in a title deed, stipulating that on the happening of a prescribed event (usually the purchaser must build within a prescribed period), ownership of the property will revert back to a previous owner. Failure

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If you are fortunate enough to own a piece of land in an urban area or prefer to buy a stand and build the house of your dreams from scratch, there are a few important factors to consider when applying for a building loan from

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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

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