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, […]
January 23, 2019

What documentation is needed for buying a property in South Africa?

You’ve scoured the web for what feels like weeks, and you’ve finally found your dream home! You’ve put in your offer, and it’s been accepted. But […]
October 25, 2018

Damage to property

What happens when your property has been purposefully damaged, especially during an altercation? Uber car torching During the road closures by meter taxis in Johannesburg on […]
October 25, 2018

Can trustees ban your pet in a sectional title scheme?

Problems around the ownership of pets are common amongst owners of sectional title properties, but while laws may be imposed by the trustees of the homeowners’ […]
July 24, 2018

BEFORE LEASING, INCLUDE THESE IN THE AGREEMENT

If you consider leasing out your property, it is important not to overlook any requirement and expectations you may have of the incoming tenant. A basic […]
July 24, 2018

WHEN CAN MY UTILITIES BE DISCONNECTED?

The municipality is the place where most, if not all, services are monitored for their availability to a property, and it is the very place that […]
July 3, 2018

HOW BINDING ARE BODY CORPORATE FINES?

In an estate or sectional title scheme, it is challenging to ensure that everyone will stick to the conduct rules and to aid this, body corporates […]
July 3, 2018

There is a way to keep the view

When you purchase a house with a view, you probably think that you are going to enjoy this view every day for the rest of your […]
May 11, 2018

Owning property without a will

If you die without a will, an administrator will have to be appointed to administer your estate which will be distributed according to the laws of […]
April 3, 2018

How do I cancel a lease?

What happens when a landlord or a tenant wants to cancel a lease? What rules and what legislation apply? What protection does the law provide? If […]
February 23, 2018

How does the Budget Speech affect you, your property transactions and your estate?

On 21 February 2018, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his 2018 Budget Speech.Hereby a summary of the most significant proposals for the 2018/2019 Budget as tabled […]