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Friday Nov 28, 2014

Housing market to face downward correction

The housing market was expected to experience a gradual broad downward correction in real terms over the next 10 years, according to FNB.

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Thursday Nov 20, 2014

Golf estate property owner loses fight to keep dog

The owner of a 3-year-old St Bernard that has been the centre of a tussle between its owners and the body corporate of the Mount Edgecombe Country Club estate has been denied leave to appeal a court decision that he must get rid of the dog.

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Wednesday Nov 19, 2014

'Time to criminalise lockouts'

There is an increase in the number of tenants who turn to the police for intervention in cases of unlawful lockouts and disconnection of electricity and water supply to the leased dwellings.

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Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

'Public liability insurance might not be enough'

Prescribed Management Rule 29 (2), which deals with the insurance of a sectional title scheme, also covers public liability and it sets out clearly that trustees must have cover for a minimum amount of R100 000.

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Friday Nov 14, 2014

'It is wise to pre-negotiate occupational rent'

Sometimes there are incidents beyond anyone's control that will delay the transfer of property, even though occupation of the home has to go ahead.

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Tuesday Nov 11, 2014

High walls 'high risk' and 'policing nightmare'

Burglars and house robbers sitting in jail could hold the key to prevention of home invasions.

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'Multiple layers of security add to safety'

When Cathy Wilkinson moved out of her secure complex five months ago and into a free-standing house in Botha's Hill, security was her number one priority.

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No truth in robbers using 'markers' to target homes

Professor Rudolph Zinn, a criminologist, has poured cold water on recent media reports that claim criminals use an elaborate system of markers to direct and assist home robbers.

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Property prices growth higher in townships than suburbs

House price growth in former black townships, as classified during apartheid, marginally outperformed homes in former white suburbs in the third quarter of the year, FNB said yesterday.

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Thursday Nov 06, 2014

'Many challenges faced by developers of affordable housing'

The challenges in freeing up land for affordable housing is difficult due to excessive premiums being levied on land, says Shiraaz Hassan, commercial director for Asrin Property Developers.

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