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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

From dream home to eviction nightmare

A Table View couple have so far spent more than R30 000 in their bid to evict a pastor who refused to move out of their newly bought home when his lease expired.

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Monday Dec 15, 2014

Woman in RDP house row 'is alive'

Mama Maria Ramalekane wants her family, friends and relatives to know she is still alive despite allegedly being declared dead by an old friend she accused of unlawfully taking her Lotus Garden RDP house.

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Friday Dec 12, 2014

Irregular power: alarming facts

The managing director of ADT's central region, Clive Humphrey, said irregular power supply has a detrimental effect on the lifespan of an alarm system's battery - which is the single most important component of the system.

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Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

Are e-mail lease changes valid?

If parties were to conclude a lease contract or to change a lease term electronically, eg by communicating via e-mail, is the lease or the change valid?

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Monday Dec 08, 2014

Father sues after 'disappearing' into manhole

A New Year's Eve party at a luxury estate, which ended with a man "disappearing" into a manhole, is likely to cost the developers and the homeowners association dearly as a judge found they were negligent.

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Friday Dec 05, 2014

60% homeowers live in fear of housebreaking

Most households fear housebreaking the most compared to other crimes, according to the Statistics SA Victims of Crimes Survey released yesterday.

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Tuesday Dec 02, 2014

Sick pensioner left in the dark

Retired SAA captain Peter Booyens, critically ill with motor neuron disease, sat in the dark for almost two weeks after the City of Durban cut off his electricity supply last month because his landlords had not paid the rates bill.

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'City centres hold best prospects for buy-to-let investors'

Apartment rentals in SA have increased by an average of just 14,07% in the past two years, according to the Residential Rental Index compiled by national property management company Trafalgar.

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Monday Dec 01, 2014

Tenant debt can come back to bite you

In the past, tenants could open utility accounts directly with municipalities. The tenant would put down a deposit on their electricity or water account and pay the municipality directly for consumption.

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Be careful when renting 'long-distance'

It has become common to rent a holiday home by going online or contacting the landlord by phone, but renting property "long distance" is an opportunity for con-artists to operate scams that leave holidaymakers out of pocket and without accommodation.

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