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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Home Owners Association fines can add greatly to landlords' problems

Body corporates and home owners associations have the legal right to impose fines on members or owners when the occupant of the unit has 'let down the standards' of the scheme or the estate as a whole.'

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Tuesday Jun 10, 2014

'Do your research on body corporate rules'

Before purchasing any sectional title property, a buyer should obtain a copy of and carefully read through the rules that govern the scheme,' says Adrian Goslett of RE/MAX.

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Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

Tenant donates to charity after deposit tussle

Andrea Kope moved out of the Sea Point flat she had rented from Spiros Mavraganis of Realty Atlas in November and contacted me four months later when she had still not been refunded a cent of her deposit - which by her calculation should be more than R10 000.

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Tuesday Jun 03, 2014

eThekwini to expropriate private land for housing

A plan by the eThekwini Municipality to expropriate thousands of hectares of privately owned land to build low-cost housing settlements is likely to be fought by some landowners.

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Monday Jun 02, 2014

Bureaucratic nightmare for property owner in duet scheme

Since she bought her home 19 years ago, 72-year-old Mrs H has been living a nightmare. If she could sell her property to rid herself of her neighbour, she would. But she can't.

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Cape Royale administrator to sue property developer for R20 million

The administrator of the body corporate of Cape Royale in Green Point wants to pursue claims of up to R20 million against the developer of the five-star hotel and the trustees of the body corporate - but to do this, he is asking that his mandate to administer the sectional title scheme is extended by three years.

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Woman finds her home advertised online in holiday rent scam

A Ballito woman was shocked to find her home advertised on online classifieds site Gumtree, described as a 'holiday' villa available to rent for R2 000 a night.

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Tenants in rent arrears 'fear' Phoenix landlord

Embattled Phoenix residents, renting flats built by controversial property developer Jay Singh, say they have been intimidated into dropping court cases against him.

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Thursday May 29, 2014

Time for share block properties has gone

There is really no good reason now for any block of flats or group housing scheme to be run as a share block company, and those that are should be converted to sectional title without delay.

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Tuesday May 27, 2014

Important to have a contract if buying a property as co-owners

Many young people of today will choose not to get married but will live with their partners and buy their home jointly.

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