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Jul 04
Investors need to think beyond the box on rental property management

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Rental Property Management

Capital growth has been the saving grace of the buy-to-let sector for the past few years, with some areas in Cape Town and Johannesburg having shown property value increases of well over 50% since 2013, and investors need to do …

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Jun 08
More diligent auditors get tough on sectional title governance

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Corporate and Financial Governance

Much stricter corporate and financial governance requirements for community housing schemes are putting pressure on Sectional Title (ST) trustees and the directors of Home Owners’ Associations – and increasing the need for professional property management services. So says Andrew Schaefer, …

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May 31
Airbnb problems: Sectional title complexes switch focus from prevention to cure

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Airbnb has gained so much ground in SA and participating property owners are making so much money from the concept that many sectional title (ST) complexes and estates have given up on trying to prevent owners from letting their homes …

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May 10
Loophole closes for Sectional Title levy defaulters

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Loophole Closes

Sectional Title trustees and Home Owners’ Association directors around SA are breathing a sigh of relief at a change in legislation that will make it easier for them to recover arrear levies from defaulting owners. This change, made in terms …

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Mar 19
New Valuation Roll for Johannesburg

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General Valuation Roll 2018

The City of Johannesburg has published a new General Valuation Roll (GVR) that will come into effect from 1 July and will be used to determine the rates charged on almost 900 000 properties in the metro until at least …

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Mar 06
Rooms-to-let a win for both landlords and tenants in Durban

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Rooms To Let

Property owners in the Durban CBD are addressing the affordability challenge that faces many prospective tenants in their area – and reconfiguring the inner city rental market in the process. That’s the word from Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property …

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Feb 26
How to keep housing scheme fines from becoming a hot potato

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Housing Scheme Fines

The imposition of fines in community housing schemes (CHS) like sectional title complexes and estates is always an emotive issue, with some owners saying that it really helps to ensure that all residents follow the rules, and others arguing that …

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Feb 13
Solving the sectional title maintenance funding challenge

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Maintenance Plan

National property group Trafalgar has just launched a new financial service to assist the many sectional title schemes that are having trouble meeting the maintenance plan and reserve fund provisions of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA). Regulation 22 …

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Sep 29
ST schemes can rule against Airbnb, says Ombud

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airbnb sectional title letting

Until recently, there were two schools of thought about whether it is permissible to let sectional title units via Airbnb in terms of the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), but their differences appear to be have been resolved for …

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Aug 08
New technology smooths life in Sectional Title complexes

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Estate Mate

Living in a community housing scheme such as a sectional title (ST) complex or an estate can have many benefits, but it can also be problematic unless the residents have well-established and fast channels of communication with the trustees and …

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