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Monday May 30, 2016

Holiday property price growth slows

After a reasonably solid period through 2014 until early-2015, the FNB Holiday Towns House Price Index has more recently shown a loss in price growth momentum.

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Friday May 27, 2016

To furnish or not to furnish rental properties

In an effort to secure a greater return on a rental property, many investors turn to furnishing a rental property in the hope to achieve a higher rental - especially with the massive buzz surrounding entities like AirBnB.

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Wednesday May 25, 2016

Short-term lets in sectional title schemes can be problematic

A recent trend is short-term letting of residential sectional title units as holiday accommodation, which often are specifically bought for this purpose.

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Monday May 23, 2016

Golf estate, resident in court wrangle over wall

The homeownersÂ’ association of an upmarket golf estate are embroiled in legal proceedings with a resident who has built a low wall in front of his house, encroaching on the golf course.

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Landlords not allowed to cut off services to tenants

Relationships between landlords and tenants are seldom easy. Sometimes, they're downright abusive.

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Friday May 20, 2016

Commercial zone at Greenpoint stadium a 'concern'

Unanswered questions regarding the city's plans to develop a commercial zone around the Cape Town Stadium, remain a concern for the Green Point Ratepayers' and Residents' Association.

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Wednesday May 18, 2016

Occupational rent and your rights

The payment of occupational rent is a standard clause in almost every property sales contract, and yet it is also one of the more common causes of contention between buyers and sellers.

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Smart meters on the way to make life easier

Smart metering, which is "closer than you think", will mean that people could soon log on to the internet and switch off their geysers, whether you are at your office or away on holiday.

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Tuesday May 17, 2016

Beware of illegal property alterations

An illegal extension on a property can put the homebuyer in a potentially tricky situation, says Charles Haigh of RE/MAX Elite.

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Philippi property development 'illegal'

Despite a national government directive that the development of part of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) would change the area's agricultural character, the City and the province are allowing it to take place.

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