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Two ailing entities in the national Department of Human Settlements – the Community Schemes Ombud Services (CSOS) and the Estate Agency Affairs Boad (EAAB) – have raised the ire of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Settlements with a view being expressed that the organisations urgently

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The issue of non-compliance and the power of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) to initiate and finalise disciplinary proceedings against transgressors is the subject of an Appeals Court application. Cape Town estate agency, Heads Residential Property, based in Claremont, has been fined R25,000 for operating

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Estate agents are to blame for delays in the issuing of Fidelity Fund Certificates, according to the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB). “Agents submitting incorrect documents; for example ID copies that are not certified, letters of employment not signed by the principal agent but by office

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Not many real estate groups set up stalls at career days, nor is the profession advocated for by many teachers and parents. So, how does one usually end up in the career? “Most agents enter the profession purely by chance – and this ‘chance’ usually takes

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Last week the Estate Agency Affairs Board released figures which alluded to the fact that there may be as many as 50,000 estate agents operating illegally in South Africa, comparing agent numbers 10 years ago to today. An article in Business Day and reproduced on BizCommunity

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According to a Homeowner Insights Study conducted by Absa and Columinate in 2016, only 16% of people selling their properties trusted their estate agents. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, said that a possible reason for this statistic is the

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Q I need advice on what I can do or what process to follow to get my money. I am a landlord and have been working with a certain estate agency since May 2015. I never had problems with rent or any other issue until last

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In April of this year an estate agency approached us to inform us of difficulties and frustrations related to the process of certification and registration of intern estate agents after they’ve completed the NQF Level 4 real estate qualification (Further Education and Training Certificate: Real

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