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Friday Oct 24, 2014

Managing agent hightails with complex's electricity money

A Ridgeway body corporate is in more than R1.2 million debt after a managing agent acting in collusion with a City Power staff member defrauded them.

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Housing money 'partly funded' doomed mall - minister

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has dropped a bombshell, claiming her department had "partly funded" the doomed Tongaat mall.

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Update on the Community Schemes Ombud Services Act

The recent appointment of Mr Themba Mthethwa as the Chief Ombud for the Community Scheme Ombud Service Act (CSOSA) is, hopefully, a sign that the act will finally be implemented soon.

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Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

'No free homes to under-40s'

Anyone younger than 40 will not get a free house from the government, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said yesterday.

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Home is where you grew up

Childhood homes give young people unreasonable expectations when they buy their own property, a survey has found.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Property owners cut electricity consumption in half

A Pinelands family who accepted a challenge to make their home green has cut their electricity costs by more than half.

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Wednesday Oct 15, 2014

Court stops municipal transfer of old debt

Municipalities, like multinationals and cartels, wield unbridled power against the poor and the weak. Similarly, debts such as rates and taxes owed by previous owners are transferred to new owners who are forced to settle the debts of others to prevent disconnection of services to the property.

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Tuesday Oct 14, 2014

Property owners building illegally

About R39 billion was lost to municipal coffers each year because of illegal building work countrywide, mainly by homeowners who put up alterations without the required permits.

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Rental deposits go missing in Bronkhorstspruit

Several cases of 'missing' rental deposits were recently reported in the Bronkhorstspruit/Kungwini area.

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'How much can one object to neighbours' alterations?'

Obstruction of views when people renovate properties is an ongoing issue and is always problematic when it comes to the interpretations of building regulations.

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