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Tuesday Jul 26, 2016

Proxies at sectional title AGMs can be used to swing votes

The way the Sectional Titles Act stands now, if a trustee in a sectional title scheme wants to swing a vote in his favour by collecting proxies to vote at a general meeting, it is still possible to do so as there is nothing limiting the number of proxies given to one person.

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Monday Jul 25, 2016

Buy-to-let market slowing down

In the second quarter 2016 FNB Estate Agent Survey buy-to-let demand is perceived to be a little slower of late, along with moderating near term expectations among agents.

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Friday Jul 22, 2016

Joburg property owner beats R309 000 billing bungle

A frustrated resident of Roodekrans ext 7 was obliged to pay R10 000 to a private consultant to sort out bungling on his account by the City of Joburg.

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Thursday Jul 21, 2016

Eye-tracking technology reveals what property buyers really look at

European eye tracking specialists, eyetracker, sent prospective buyers to view properties while wearing eye-tracking goggles.

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Utilities, rates push up housing inflation

Electricity and utility tariffs and municipal rates are raising housing inflation.

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Wednesday Jul 20, 2016

Tenants in good standing decline

The percentage of residential tenants in good standing declined by 2.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, the third-largest deterioration in this category of tenants on record.

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'I've just bought a home and now I'm being transferred'

What do you do when youÂ’ve just bought a home and you find yourself being unexpectedly transferred to another city, country, or even continent?

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Tuesday Jul 19, 2016

Man could lose house after title deed mix-up

A Bellville man is fighting to keep a roof over his head, saying a bungle by a firm of attorneys in the transfer of property he inherited from his deceased father in 1988 was not his fault.

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Monday Jul 18, 2016

'Be upfront with landlord if you opt to keep a pet'

One of the more delicate and contentious issues in leases in South Africa is the debate surrounding pets in rental properties, particularly restrictions in leases on keeping pets and how reasonable this is.

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Housing survey points to weakening property market

Examining the second quarter 2016 FNB Estate Agent Survey results for residential market activity and demand perceptions of agents, it would appear that the second quarter once again points to housing market and possibly economic weakening coming.

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