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Friday Dec 09, 2016

Water restrictions weigh heavily on landlords

When it comes to water restrictions, who is responsible for what is the cause of mass confusion in the rental market.

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Wednesday Dec 07, 2016

You can't use your rent as a bargaining chip

No matter how frustrated you may be with your landlord over a maintenance problem, you can't as a tenant just decide not to pay your rent - or to pay only part of it - to try to "force" the issue.

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Tuesday Dec 06, 2016

Water restrictions make impact on property owners

Following the recent implementation of new water restrictions in Cape Town there has been a spike in sales of water saving items such as water tanks, pool covers and drought-resistant plants.

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Monday Dec 05, 2016

Cape Town still going strong on Airbnb

Most Cape estate agents letting holiday properties on short-term leases this summer have been able to secure very high rents, according to Terry Mackenzie of Cape Waterfront Estates.

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Timeshare industry to face inquiry

The head of the National Consumer Commission (NCC), Ebrahim Mohamed, will appoint a panel of property and consumer law experts to hold a six-month public inquiry into the holiday club and timeshare industry to address "alleged consumer challenges".

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Going into suburban airspace

Blue sky thinking has led to Port Elizabeth property developer Johann Dreyer and his team at Direct Group Africa identifying the space above suburban homes as prime real estate.

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Business previews GO!Durban transport system

Durban businesses were given a preview of what the city's ambitious Go!Durban public transport network will look like when the first phase is completed next year.

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Thursday Dec 01, 2016

'The seven deadly sins of renting'

"To avoid the frustration of financial loss, stress and damage to your property, make sure you are not committing these seven deadly rental sins," says Grant Rea, rental specialist at RE/MAX Living:

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Wednesday Nov 30, 2016

Insurance implications of a flawed property valuation

A flawed property valuation could have a severe financial impact for the homeowner and lead to big financial loss in the event of an insurance claim.

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Tuesday Nov 29, 2016

Low-cost housing competition launched

Pan-African housing development finance institution Shelter Afrique yesterday announced the launch of a competition to design a low-cost house with total prize money of $100 000 (R1.4million).

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