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A landlord's guide to following up on late payments
A landlord's guide to following up on late payments

You've screened the tenant thoroughly and their credit check returned a glowing review...

By Adrian Goslett 12 Jul 2018

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Rental property management: Why investors need to think beyond the box

Capital growth has been the saving grace of the buy-to-let sector for the past few years...

6 Jul 2018

9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note
9 changes in Cape Town's water by-laws you should note

Cape Town City Council has just approved a range of amendments to the water by-laws as part of its campaign to limit water consumption...

2 Jul 2018

IREM swears in internationally certified commercial property managers n Joburg. CPM instructor Fred Prassas also pictured here.
IREM swears in Africa's first internationally certified CPMs

The Institute of Real Estate Managers (IREM) recently hosted a swearing-in ceremony of the first cohort of...

13 Jun 2018

Exemplar board of directors: (L-R) Greg Azzopardi, Peter Katzenellenbogen, Jason McCormick, John McCormick, Duncan Church, and Frank Berkeley. (Absent: Phatudi Maponya)
Exemplar REITail takes up spot on JSE

Exemplar REITail, an offshoot of McCormick Property Development (MPD), has listed on the JSE...

12 Jun 2018

Big win for residents as SCA upholds ruling against rates regime
Big win for residents as SCA upholds ruling against rates regime

On Thursday, 31 May 2018, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld a ruling handed down by the High Court in Pretoria, setting aside an exorbitant rates regime...

By Andrew Molver 5 Jun 2018

Attacq denies allegations of illegal water connections at Waterfall City
Attacq denies allegations of illegal water connections at Waterfall City

JSE-listed Attacq has refuted allegations from the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) related to illegal water connections...

31 May 2018

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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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
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: 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
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
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

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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

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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

#BizTrends2018: Trends in HVAC and smart building technology
#BizTrends2018: Trends in HVAC and smart building technology

Over the last decade we have seen a continual refinement in heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and building technology...

By Neil Cameron 8 Jan 2018

Why must I pay levies to CSOS?
Why must I pay levies to CSOS?

Most people know of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) and that levies must to paid to fund its operations, but some issues are causing confusion...

By Professor Graham Paddock 1 Dec 2017

How the world needs to change as regions get drier
How the world needs to change as regions get drier

By combining these interventions, there's a better chance of managing water sustainably for domestic and agricultural use...

By Dian Spear 1 Dec 2017

Renewing right of first refusal
Renewing right of first refusal

In terms of rental contract renewals, landlords and tenants need to be aware that this pertains to all aspects of the original agreement (both essential and collateral)...

29 Nov 2017

Minister threatens to cut off water to 30 municipalities
Minister threatens to cut off water to 30 municipalities

Thirty of South Africa's municipalities that have failed to honour outstanding water bills have until early next month to start paying up...

By Kyle Cowan 28 Nov 2017

Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment
Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact...

24 Nov 2017

New app launched to connect people to places to work
New app launched to connect people to places to work

Three South African entrepreneurs recently launched an app that connects people to places to work, collaborate and network...

14 Nov 2017

Growthpoint launches G-Eco waste-to-soil initiative
Growthpoint launches G-Eco waste-to-soil initiative

G-Eco (Growthpoint Eco) is the latest green initiative from Growthpoint Properties, a pilot project that turns the large volumes of food waste generated by client businesses at its properties into compost...

6 Nov 2017

Gauteng recovers illegally occupied buildings
Gauteng recovers illegally occupied buildings

The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) has launched an initiative to recover government buildings that are illegally occupied...

1 Nov 2017

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