March 17, 2021

Think twice before you take the law into your own hands

It is a well-established principle in South African law that a person may not take the law into his or her own hands. People aggrieved by the conduct of […]
November 26, 2020

The rundown on rental deposits

Rental relationships can put individuals in precarious situations, something that has become all too clear amid the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Landlords are, however, aware […]
November 26, 2020

To rent or not to rent

The property market was labelled a buyer’s market for most of 2020. Even though the year proved to be disastrous in many respects, many factors were […]
October 8, 2020

Calling it quits: Early lease cancellations

2020 has been an unpredictable year, to say the least. Each new week seems to hold its own uncertainties and concerns. In such times, it is […]
September 9, 2020

Fast forward your property transfer

Buying a house is a big decision, one in which the buyer will have invested numerous hours of research, planning and careful consideration. It makes sense then that a buyer would want […]
August 6, 2020

Tell-tale signs for buyers to be aware of

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their lives. It makes sense then that this endeavour should be approached […]
July 24, 2020

Moving regulations during the lockdown

We’ve all felt like it – the hairs on the back of your neck standing up, sure someone is keeping an eye on you, watching as […]
June 22, 2020

The new age of property viewings has arrived

The real estate industry has always been known for utilising the latest technologies available to bring buyers and sellers together. From announcements at Town Hall gatherings […]
March 4, 2020

Ignoring the ‘Warning: Private Property’ Signs

For many whose homes are where their hearts are, the Draft Expropriation Bill, 2019, which seeks to legalise land expropriation without compensation, is proving to be of […]
January 28, 2020

Has your braai been approved?

Every HOA has applicable building guidelines which are stipulated in a Constitution or Memorandum of Incorporation (“MOI”) which every homeowner should be made aware of, read […]
October 7, 2019

Keep calm and sell your property

Selling your property can often cause your hands to get itchy, or ants to start roaming where they have no business being. But more often than […]
July 10, 2019

Different types of home loans

In today’s economy, homebuyers often struggle to scrape together the money needed in order to buy their dream homes. Therefore, home loans have become so popular […]
July 10, 2019

High Court Rules: Amendments effective from 1 July 2019

Rule 32 Rule 32(1) determines the following: “The Plaintiff may, after the Defendant has delivered a plea, apply to court for summary judgment on each of […]
June 12, 2019

Does living in a secured estate give a false sense or true sense of security?

Choosing to live in a secured residential estate in South Africa is becoming ever more popular with South Africans. Entering your estate whilst security guards watch […]
May 10, 2019

Selling your property? How to stage your home

If you want to ensure that your property sells quickly, staging your home could help. If you stage your home, you are presenting it in the […]
May 10, 2019

Sale of Property agreements: Types of clauses

Non-Refundable or Forfeiture Clause Sellers are sometimes sold on the idea of including a non-refundable deposit clause in the Contract of Sale. More often than not, […]
May 10, 2019

Homeowner’s insurance for landlords

Apart from paying off a bond on a rental property, property investors/landlords are usually also paying for homeowner’s insurance. What is homeowner’s insurance? Homeowner’s insurance covers […]
April 23, 2019

What to look out for before buying a property

You’ve searched far and wide for the perfect home for you and your family, and you’ve finally found it, or so you thought. Buying a home, […]
March 25, 2019

Types of home insurance

You’ve searched everywhere for the perfect home and you’ve finally found it and made it your own. But what if something were to happen to your […]
January 23, 2019

How to find the perfect tenant

The success or failure of your rental property will be determined by the tenant you choose to live in it. When a bad tenant moves in, […]