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TPN Credit Bureau has said that the Rental Housing Amendment Act of 2014 is not law yet and that there is no indication that it will become law in the near future. The credit bureau, which is used by thousands of property practitioners and private landlords on

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As the Property Practitioners Bill looks set to be signed into law early next year, industry experts have voiced their concern that it fails to adequately address the shortcomings in the current legislation. Adopted by the National Assembly last week, the bill seeks to repeal the

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“John, did you see the email from the managing agent?” “No, what email?” “Basically, the body corporate has to raise a special levy. Something like R13,000.” “Gosh, why?” “Someone hasn’t been paying their levies.” “Thirteen thousand rands’ worth?” “Yes. So for the next 10 months my levy is going up by

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Q I own a sectional title apartment in Honeydew, Johannesburg, and yesterday got notice of increased sewer recovery charges (from R188 to just over R200). I understand that costs rise but November and December have been backdated so for January I have to pay my usual

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Q Can the trustees change the electricity service provider without consulting owners? Has the managing agent got a responsibility to advise the trustees that owners need to be informed? Our managing agent simply dropped the new contract under our door without consulting owners or informing them of

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Q Hi Karien, we have a problem! At the AGM it was decided to elect six trustees. At the first trustees meeting after the AGM we took a vote on who would be the chairperson. We reached a deadlock – three of us voted for Alex and three voted

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