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Monday Nov 20, 2017

High Court criticizes KZN estate management rules

A Mount Edgecombe, Durban, man has won his fight against his housing estate management's strict rules - with KZN's top court stating that there cannot be "dual systems" of law.

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Time almost up for timeshare industry

Stuck with a holiday club membership that you were ambushed into signing? Mystified by the booking process? Told you cannot cancel the contract? Paid exorbitant annual levies and never seen any benefit?

Unfair practices in the timeshare industry have been in the spotlight for years, with countless complaints about consumers getting raw deals.

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Sectional Title sellers need additional certificates

Sectional Title owners who plan to sell are well advised to start gathering up all the compliance certificates they need as soon as possible.

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House scam victims receive timely lifeline

Unsuspecting property buyers who have been crooked into parting with thousands of rands in a housing scam have been advised by the Attorneys Fidelity Fund to submit claims directly to the fund after reporting the law firm involved to the Cape Law Society.

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Tuesday Nov 14, 2017

'Defects normally not the seller's problem'

When buying a home the buyer will find that in South African law there are two categories of defects - latent and patent.

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Monday Nov 13, 2017

Holiday letting requires preparation

Holiday letting landlords should ensure that they are fully compliant with town-planning regulations. Cape Town is the only South African metro with bylaws in place to regulate short term rentals, but as they were not routinely enforced up until now, most property owners are unaware of their existence.

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'Rentvestors' reap tenant and landlord benefits

South Africa is seeing the emergence of a new type of property buyer known as a "rentvestor", says Gerhard Kotze, managing director of the RealNet estate agency group.

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Monday Nov 06, 2017

Delft buyers duped in property scam

A Weekend Argus investigation has uncovered an alleged property fraud syndicate operating in the Delft area where unsuspecting would-be buyers have been duped into purchasing houses which are not for sale, losing hundreds of thousands of rands in the process.

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Friday Oct 27, 2017

What happens when buying a tenanted property

What happens if you find your ideal home, but the current owner has leased the property?

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How to pick the right empty plot

How important is the stand on which a house is built?

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