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Thursday Sep 18, 2014

Optimism rises with house building activity

A sharp rise in residential building activity has resulted in improved confidence in the industry in the third quarter.

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Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

Who pays for rental properties' upkeep?

An independent consultant agency recently advised a tenant about his rights and how to deal with a dispute with his landlord.

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Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

'Fugitive was nightmare tenant' - Pecanwood property owner

The fugitive Israeli rabbi who fled to South Africa after allegations that he sexually abused women in his country had been hiding in the luxurious Pecanwood Estate at Hartbeespoort Dam all along.

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'What rental increase is fair?'

Many landlords want to know by what amounts and when they could increase the rentals on their properties.

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Monday Sep 15, 2014

Concourt rules against 'right-to-view' objector

The Constitutional Court has issued a stern warning against false allegations of bias or corruption against officials that could undermine public confidence in government institutions.

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Langebaan residents lose battle against property developer

Langebaan residents have fought against the development of Shark Bay on Langebaan Lagoon for 25 years - and it appears they have finally lost their battle.

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'Legislation to limit foreign ownership of land is a blunt instrument'

There's no doubt that the timing of the announcement about the government's plans to limit foreign property ownership is bad, and has done nothing to improve investor sentiment or business confidence, says a property executive.

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Friday Sep 12, 2014

'List items that are not permanent fixtures in deed of sale'

When listing or putting in an offer on a property, be sure to check that anything that is not of a permanent nature but appears to be fixtures and are meant to be included in the sale of the house are listed in the offer to purchase.

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Prescribed rate of interest on overdue levies drops to 9 percent

As of the beginning of August, the prescribed rate of interest charged on overdue levies in sectional title schemes has been reduced from 15,5% to 9% per annum.

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Wednesday Sep 10, 2014

EAAB revises ban on HOA accreditation fees

The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) has revised the directive it issued earlier this year that outlawed the practice by many homeowners' associations (HOA) in residential estates of requiring estate agents to pay accreditation fees in return for exclusive rights to market properties in the estate.

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