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Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Tenants can challenge rent increases

Tenants can challenge rental increases they believe are not justified due to repairs and maintenance issues not attended to by the landlord.

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Monday Mar 02, 2015

Transfer duty 'now a wealth tax'

If you're in the low or middle-income market and you're looking to buy property, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's first Budget offers relief for you.

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Friday Feb 27, 2015

Smaller sectional schemes often problematic

There is often a perception that the smaller a sectional title scheme, the easier it will be to run and manage, but in many cases the smaller the scheme, the more problematic it can be, says Michael Bauer of the property management company IHFM.

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Monday Feb 23, 2015

Bank laments lack of affordable properties

According to figures from the Department of Human Settlements the housing backlog is rising - in 2001, the backlog was estimated to be 1.8 million houses, by 2011 it had risen to 2.1 million and it is still rising.

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Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

Property rental scammers prey on the vulnerable

Prospective tenants continue to become victims of deceitful "landlords" in South Africa, similar to scams in Canada, the UK and the US.

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Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

Huge savings on bills help Durban couple offset solar costs

Kim and MIranda Taylor live in a large, rambling home in Westville, Durban with an extensive entertainment area, a large basement, a pool and a lush garden.

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Friday Feb 13, 2015

Illegal connections restored after Durban swoop

Durban municipal electricity workers were met with resistance from residents when they swept through the Welbedacht East area to remove illegal cable connections yesterday.

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Wednesday Feb 11, 2015

Out-of-order lifts a headache for high-rise tenants

As the operation and function of lifts plays a major role in the lives of many tenants renting flats around the country, this column explores how the law treats this topic.

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Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

Property owners should beware of smart meter con

Property owners should not grant anyone access to their homes for the installation of the smart prepaid meters.

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Only 5 000 solar geyser rebates

The Department of Energy says only 5 000 solar water geysers can be installed in its rebate programme - and once that figure has been reached, no further rebates will be available.

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