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Public hearings on property sector bills to be held

Officials from the Department of Human Settlements will this week visit the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape for public hearings on the Property Practitioners Bill and the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill...

15 hours ago

Understanding the pros and cons of homeowners' associations

As a homeowner in an estate or boomed-off area, a buyer may be required to join a homeowners' association (HOA), which means adhering to numerous rules and regulations stipulated by the HOA...

12 Jun 2017

Keeping pets remains difficult under Sectional Title rules

For those living in a sectional title scheme, there are certain new rules to be read together with the Sectional Title Act, which owners and residents must abide by. The keeping of pets has retained its number one spot...

9 Jun 2017

Trafalgar acquires property management agency in Table View

National property management company Trafalgar will be acquiring Table View-based managing agency Browmann Property Management, following the owners', Riana Biermann and Lucinda Brown, decision to retire...

8 Jun 2017

Body corporates need to protect funds

All sectional title schemes are obliged to have two separate funds: a day-to-day administrative fund and a reserve fund and these funds need to be protected and invested wisely to guard the viability of the property...

6 Jun 2017

Four ways to optimise the benefits of BAS ‘openness'

Facility managers and building owners are looking to obtain greater control and create greater efficiency in their buildings...

By Neil Cameron 2 Jun 2017

Pledge to take back buildings

Mayor Herman Mashaba plans to open up Johannesburg's hijacked buildings to private developers and will expropriate property if necessary...

By Claudi Mailovich 1 Jun 2017

Justifying land expropriation - public purpose, public interest

Section 25(2) of the Constitution sets out the requirements for a lawful expropriation of property, one of which is that the expropriation must be for a public purpose or in the public interest...

26 May 2017

Tough times give rise to rent dodgers

More residential tenants are failing to pay their rent on time, highlighting the economic pressure on the South African consumer, say experts...

By Alistair Anderson 24 May 2017

Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 May 2017

RICS requests input on new property standard

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is updating its global property measurement standard...

16 May 2017

Role of property manager now blurs with that of asset manager

The role of the property manager is evolving, says Sean Paul, executive director of Spire Property Management...

11 May 2017

Advance your career in property by investing in your professional development

The new UCT Scheme Manager - Sectional Title online short course has been developed around the new Acts and Regulations...

Issued by Paddocks 10 May 2017

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International

Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the world

New research has revealed that Londoners could move abroad and swap their one-bed flats for a seven-bedroom mansion complete with swimming pool. The investigation, commissioned by international money transfer experts Foreign Exchange, found that homes in ten cites around the world offered far better value for money and are far larger than what the same sum would buy in the capital.

3 days ago

Atlantic Station a model for brownfield development

As the United States moves away from its industrial past many of the older locations of defunct factories are found to be contaminated with hazardous wastes and pollution. There are many such sites scattered across this country and although many have been cleaned up, there are many more that need to be reclaimed.

By Matt Towns, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

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