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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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Monday Oct 13, 2014

Illegal home businesses detrimental to neighbours

In these tough economic times a growing number of people are opening businesses from their homes to earn an income. But this is often to the detriment of their neighbours whose once peaceful neighbourhood is no longer a sanctuary.

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Friday Oct 10, 2014

Take care when renting holiday accommodation online

With the holiday season around the corner, people looking to get away might turn to the internet to find the perfect place to stay.

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Thursday Oct 09, 2014

Judges rule for property owners against banks

After three years, the Moores finally own their house. Again! Six years ago, the Vereeniging couple fell prey to a reverse mortgage scam known as the Brusson scheme, named after the unregistered credit provider who managed to dupe about 900 people into handing over ownership of their properties in exchange for a loan.

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Wednesday Oct 08, 2014

Red flag on bogus meter company

Beware of salesmen flogging pre-paid electricity meters.

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'Screen tenants for rent security'

A landlord is not obliged or cannot be compelled to let. If a person decides to rent out a property, then he or she must follow the relevant laws.

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