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Protecting yourself from identity theft

A current court case, dealing with a house that was sold fraudulently, has highlighted the risks of identity theft. Here's what you need to know...

Issued by Private Property 16 Mar 2017

What homeowners need to know about insurance

Understanding the ins and outs of home insurance is crucial. Here's what you need to know to safeguard your home against any unexpected loss or damage...

Issued by Private Property 9 Mar 2017

How tenant churn could impact profitability

Tenants, as the main source of income for commercial buildings, are key, thus tenant retention should be a primary focus for building owners and managers...

9 Mar 2017

Fieldspace launches VR solution in property market

Transforming the way in which property brokers and potential tenants view its available space to let, the Fieldspace Property Group has launched a new virtual reality solution...

1 Mar 2017

Victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills

An important judgment was handed down in the Gauteng High Court last week, granting relief to property owners who have received exorbitant utility bills after a number of years...

By Nicholas Gangiah and Fatima Gattoo 22 Feb 2017

Rates Watch reappointed to monitor rates policies

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) has reappointed specialist consultants Rates Watch on a five-year contract to monitor rates policies...

22 Feb 2017

Pros and cons of buying a property through a trust

A trust is a legal entity created by a trust founder that can be used to purchase and own property. Once a trust is created, all assets are placed into the trust by either the trust founder donating the assets to the trust or the trust buying the assets...

By Adrian Goslett 21 Feb 2017

Tradehold acquires Collins Group

Investment holding group Tradehold has completed its acquisition of the Collins Group, with the purchase of the company's South African property portfolio, as well as its property development and management business, exposing Tradehold to property worth R7.8bn...

By Alistair Anderson 21 Feb 2017

What rights do squatters actually have?

Here we examine what “squatter rights” are in the context of the South African Law of Landlord and Tenant, in relation to both commercial and residential property...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Anja van Wijk 10 Feb 2017

New sectional title regulations leave owners, agents confused

The Sectional Title Schemes Management Act (STSMA), which came into operation on 7 October 2016, has left many sectional title owners and managing agents confused, according to SAICA...

6 Feb 2017

What to consider before buying a real estate franchise

Running your own property business is not something you can jump into without a bit of preparation...

6 Feb 2017

Are companies in business rescue protected from eviction?

This article examines the case of Kythera Court v Le Rendez-Vous Cafe CC and Another 2016, which deals with the eviction of a close corporation undergoing business rescue proceedings in terms of s129 of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 (the Act).

By Maike Gohl and Charlotte Clarke 3 Feb 2017

Jawitz, oobainsure launch Rent Protector

Jawitz Properties, together with oobainsure (the insurance arm of the bond originator, ooba), have launched Rent Protector, a product that aims to solve the problem of tenants having to produce a sizeable deposit to secure a property...

13 Jan 2017

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