Early precautions can save landlords money in recouping utility costs
Many rental properties don't have prepaid water and electricity meters, so landlords may receive statements of account for these each month for payment by tenants.[Read More]
Posted at 07:49AM Jul 28, 2015 by Editor in Residential |
Gated estates - who is in power?
Courts are frequently being called on to intervene in rows over money and abuse of power in gated communities, where untrained, volunteer directors are having to grapple with functions once the preserve of municipalities.[Read More]
Posted at 07:35AM Jul 27, 2015 by Editor in Residential |
The 'petiquette' of Sectional Title
The question of pets in Sectional Title (ST) schemes remains a contentious one, and is often the source of heated debate between members of the body corporate - despite the fact that the matter is clearly dealt with in the very first of the standard conduct rules.[Read More]
Posted at 07:28AM Jul 24, 2015 by Editor in Residential |
Court stops gated estate from outbidding church
An upmarket gated estate on the North Coast did not follow its own rules when it agreed to spend R7.2 million on a freehold site within its grounds apparently to fend off a potential "security threat" through a competing offer for the property from a charismatic church, "whose numbers and practices" were not known.[Read More]
Posted at 09:10AM Jul 23, 2015 by Editor in Residential |
Request permission before starting to renovate sectional title unit
When owners of sectional title units need to renovate their properties and replace windows or doors, there are some factors to be considered, says Mandi Hanekom, operations manager for sectional title finance company Propell.[Read More]
Posted at 07:12AM Jul 21, 2015 by Editor in Residential |
'Show days sell homes'
A personal visit to a property strongly influences the buyer's decision as to whether or not they would like to purchase a property, says Debbie Justus-Ferns of Renprop.[Read More]
Posted at 09:09AM Jul 17, 2015 by Editor in Residential |
VAT or Transfer Fees: who pays what and when?
This is one of the most commonly misunderstood - and often misrepresented - areas of property sales: when does Transfer Duty apply, and what other costs come into play when Transfer Duty is not payable?"[Read More]
Posted at 09:04AM Jul 17, 2015 by Editor in Residential |
Alteration to doors and windows in sectional title schemes
In many sectional title schemes, there will come a need at some stage for an owner of a unit to renovate his property, and when windows or doors are to be changed, there are a few things that need to be considered before making those changes.[Read More]
Posted at 05:37AM Jul 16, 2015 by Editor in Residential |