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Wednesday Feb 22, 2017

Illegal churches upset Yeoville residents

Unless the City of Joburg addresses the influx of illegal churches in Yeoville, residents have warned that the vigilante violence seen in Rosettenville could erupt in the densely populated suburb.

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Wednesday Feb 15, 2017

Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?

If tenants terminate their lease agreement before expiry, is it possible to do so without being in breach of the contract?

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Thursday Feb 09, 2017

'Leave yourself some breathing room when buying property'

First-time homebuyers should have a clear idea of what they can comfortably afford on their home repayment each month before starting to look for a property, says Adrian Goslett of RE/MAX.

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Monday Feb 06, 2017

Dealing with patent and latent defects

Unless a property buyer is purchasing a home from a developer or speculator whose ordinary course of business is to sell properties, the Consumer Protection Act does not come into play and buyer will not fall under its protection.

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Thursday Feb 02, 2017

What happens to your rental deposit?

When a tenant pays a deposit, the landlord is required by the Rental Housing Act to place the money in an interest-bearing account, held with a financial institution. The tenant is within their rights to request a statement of the interest earned on the money at any time during their tenancy.

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Monday Jan 30, 2017

Tenants must beware of deposit fraudsters

Prospective tenants are being warned not to fall for a brazen rental scam which has come to light in recent weeks.

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Security in retirement villages is 'better, together' - but costly

One of the key motivators for people contemplating a move into a retirement village is the prospect of good security - but this will not materialise unless all residents in the complex are prepared to do their bit.

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Monday Jan 23, 2017

Buy-to-let property market slowing down : FNB survey

The buy-to-let market is slowing down with primary residential property being the king in the property arena at present, according to the 4th Quarter 2016 FNB Estate Agent Survey.

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Short-term letting's insurance implications

Accommodation companies like AirBnB and favourable exchanges rates have encouraged property owners to let their houses and flats on a short-term basis to earn some extra money.

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Friday Jan 20, 2017

Don't fall victim to Joburg account scammers

The City of Joburg regularly advises its customers not to let their guard down and to always contact the city whenever they receive e-mails, letters or have someone visit their property asking for money to be paid into private accounts.

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