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Q We have recently had an eight-month late AGM. The contents of the minutes are nowhere close to the “actual discussions” that did or did not take place. One issue which, as owners, we are very concerned about would be our home insurance and the replacement

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Home contents insurance. You’re still reading, great. While this is a subject few people enjoy dealing with, it’s a vital part of your personal admin that you really should not risk neglecting; especially now as the new financial year starts. This is the perfect time to

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Did you know that an active water-saving mindset could actually reduce your insurance risk? Homeowners who regularly check their water meters for constant activity, as well as their municipal accounts which they combine with month-on-month photo evidence of their actual consumption, are more likely to

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Q Hi, I am the owner of a property in a sectional title unit. I am needing to do some minor repairs and renovations to the unit , nothing structural, mostly painting touch ups, the invoice cost is a little over R18,000. I have been instructed that

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Taxi violence and recent service delivery protests are a reminder of the importance of Sasria cover as part of your insurance policy. Once a default of short-term insurance policies, Sasria SOC Limited, a state-owned entity, provides specialised short-term insurance cover against the loss of, or damage

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Q Hi, I recently received a notice of a Special General Meeting from the trustees in a sectional title scheme where I own a unit. They plan on changing the conduct rules by adding an Annexure to it. After going through it some points seems unfair that

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Q Hi, I am a single lady and have no knowledge on the law of townhouse complexes. I bought a townhouse in a complex three years ago: At that time, the townhouse was two years old and the ceilings were in a perfect condition. However, I have noticed that

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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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Over the past few weeks devastating fires have swept across areas in and around Cape Town, creating severe damage to properties, and huge financial losses for the property owners. Dawie Loots, CEO of MUA Insurance Acceptances, says that consumers who live in areas that are known

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