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Who is responsible for sectional title repairs - owner or body corporate?

Owners in sectional title schemes often think that the body corporate is automatically responsible to repair damage to their section if the damage is the result of some failure of the common property...

By Anton Kelly 10 May 2018

How to object to property valuations after deadline

It often happens that property owners miss the deadline for objection to incorrect details on a property roll. If municipal staff advise you that there is nothing you can do after the fact to fix the problem, they are wrong. Here are the steps that a property owner can take to compel the municipality to investigate and correct an error on a valuation roll outside of the prescribed time periods for objection to that roll.

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Maike Gohl 4 May 2018

Changes in facilities management - trends and progression

Facilities abilities has grown from a mixed array of isolated services that were perceived to be menial tasks performed by 'unskilled labour' to a fully fledged service offering par excellence...

By Steve Wallbanks 4 May 2018

Property Point incubation programme celebrates 21 SME graduates

Twenty-one small businesses have graduated from Property Point's two-year incubation programme...

26 Apr 2018

Improving office block security doesn't have to be complicated or expensive

Office blocks are quickly becoming more attractive as targets for criminals...

By Laurence Smith 18 Apr 2018

Still no comment from City of Joburg on General Valuation Process, says SAPOA

SAPOA has voiced its concern over the lack of feedback from the City of Johannesburg on the latest General Valuation (GV) Process...

6 Apr 2018

Everything you need to know about levies in sectional title schemes

Often referred to as the "life-blood" of the body corporate, owners have to pay contributions and trustees, managing agents and attorneys may have to collect them...

By Jennifer Paddock 6 Apr 2018

RIP Pam Golding

Property and real estate icon Pam Golding has passed away at the age of 90. Golding entered the male-dominated property industry in the 1970s and not only became a household name but a leader in the industry and an inspiration to female entrepreneurs everywhere...

4 Apr 2018

Why a rental inspection report is important for both landlords and tenants

The best way to avoid any conflict or dispute between landlords and tenants when it comes to the move in/move out inspection is...

20 Mar 2018

Property management: Your key to property investment success

Property management is divided into two main components: tenant placement and rental management. Mastering these activities will dramatically improve your property investment success...

Issued by Private Property 8 Mar 2018

Rental property sector hard-hit by fraudsters

The rental property sector is being particularly hard-hit by at the moment by fraudsters determined to gain access to rental accommodation under false pretences, says Greg Harris, CEO of Chas Everitt Property Rentals...

1 Mar 2018

Eyes on buildings: Drones offer inspection, maintenance benefits

In facilities management, inspecting large institutional, engineering, manufacturing, mining and commercial facilities and assets can be a challenging, dangerous, and dirty job...

By Jane Thomson 26 Feb 2018

Adding intelligence to the property game

Machine learning offers enormous opportunities to all areas of the real estate market...

By Vian Chinner 16 Feb 2018

New green management service launched for sectional title properties

Intersect Sectional Title Services has launched a management service for both Green Star-rated buildings, as well as any building seeking to improve its environmental performance...

7 Feb 2018

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