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Monday Oct 22, 2018

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Avoid a house of horrors – experienced advice is key to sidestepping those unforeseen expenses

Experience is said to be the best teacher, and when it comes to buying property, this cannot be more true. Cape Town resident Nicola Williams bought her home in 2015 and knows what she will do differently when she buys her next one.

Shortly after I bought the home, there were many electrical problems, even though there was a certificate of electrical compliancy. I did not get my own electrician in to check or give me a second opinion when I moved in, but next time I definitely will.

Although it appeared the electrical faults were already present when Williams bought the property and so she could have lodged a complaint, she did not check and take photos of the electrical distribution board when she moved in, so had no proof.

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Bonny Fourie




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