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Aug 07
Rules for renting: How to be happy as a tenant

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Rules for renting: How to be a happy tenant

According to the most recent General Household Survey released by StatsSA, about a quarter of the 16,7m households in SA rent their accommodation. A large number of these are renting in the informal sector, where there is rarely any kind …

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Jul 19
The right way to tackle Sectional Title additions and alterations

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Sectional Title Addtions and Alterations

An increasing percentage of home sales in SA are in sectional title (ST) schemes, and buyers of these properties need to be aware that they don’t have the same freedom with regard to additions and alterations as those who buy …

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Jun 13
What landlords and tenants need to know about the Property Practitioners Act

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Property Practitioners Act

The Property Practitioners Act now just needs the President’s signature to come into effect, and when it does it will bring about many significant changes in South Africa’s property sector. It will not only replace the Estate Agents Act which …

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May 15
Sectional Title schemes should hurry to go ‘green’

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Sectional Title schemes should Go Green

Sectional Title schemes and other community housing developments should be taking steps as fast as they can now to ensure that residents have access to electricity and water supplies in the coming months. These steps could include the installation of …

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Apr 30
Here’s why you need fibre – and a faster way to get it

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Trafalgar Telkom Fibre To The Home (FTTH)

Smart homes are the way of the future and already everyone wants a faster internet connection for their phones, laptops and TVs – but obtaining that connection is unfortunately not always a speedy process when you move to a new …

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Mar 22
Trafalgar launches own academy for portfolio managers

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Trafalgar Property Portfolio Manager (PM) Academy

In a move that it hopes will increase the number of trained Sectional Title portfolio managers in South Africa (SA), national property management company Trafalgar has launched its own academy. This will offer an intensive six-month training course for graduates …

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Mar 06
For Sectional Title buyers, levies are the price of ownership

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Sectional Title Pay Levies

There are thousands of sectional title complexes and gated estates in South Africa – and the huge majority have ongoing problems with owners not paying their levies at various times and for various reasons. “This suggests that there is a …

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Feb 04
Insurance do’s and don’ts for landlords

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Property insurance do’s and don’ts for landlords

Property investors who are still paying off a bond on a rental property will usually also be paying a monthly or annual premium for home owner’s insurance (HOC) which provides cover against damages to the structure that could be caused …

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Jan 10
Sectional title common property explained

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Sectional Title Common Property

Sectional Title (ST) owners need a better understanding of how ownership of the common property works and what they can and cannot do with it. So says Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property management company Trafalgar, who notes: “We find …

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Jan 08
Do not delay telling landlord when you cannot make a payment

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Rental Payment Due

TENANTS, if you can’t pay your rent, speak up quickly, all experts advise. The first thing to do is to communicate with the owner and try to make a plan with him or her, said Herschel Jawitz, chief executive of …

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