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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 3 days ago

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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

#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

#InnovationMonth: Here's an app that takes the frustration out of estate management
#InnovationMonth: Here's an app that takes the frustration out of estate management

Founded in 2016, EstateMate was born out of the frustration often experienced by being a resident, owner and body corporate member in a residential estate...

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2017

#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi
#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi

In today's crazy technology age, we are seeing many new developments being incorporated into the home...

By Riaan Graham 3 Aug 2017

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The modern commercial facility builds on standards

Today, modern commercially focused facilities - from corporate office buildings to retail environments - make use of global technology standards...

By Neil Cameron 5 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO
#YouthMonth: Growing support for startups in SA, says MyRentr CEO

There's yet another property app in the market that's set to challenge the traditional model of doing business in this space...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jun 2017

Four ways to optimise the benefits of BAS ‘openness'
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

Nine global trends in food and beverage
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

Sectional titles: role of body corporate explained
Sectional titles: role of body corporate explained

In the past 10 years, the number of sectional title schemes in SA has risen exponentially...

By Bill Rawson 28 Apr 2017

Tax tips for landlords
Tax tips for landlords

Owning a rental property portfolio that provides an income is much like owning a business, and as such there are tax implications and dues that need to be paid to the South Africa Revenue Service...

By Adrian Goslett 28 Apr 2017

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#BrandManagerMonth: Rawson, a brand that likes to do things differently

Founded in 1982 by William ‘Bill' Rawson, the Rawson property brand is a familiar one to many...

By Sindy Peters 31 Mar 2017

Deborah Aremband and Ricky Tomaselli, Fieldspace's marketing team
#BrandManagerMonth: How the Fieldspace brand stays ahead of the game

Deborah Aremband and Ricky Tomaselli are the marketing managers behind the Fieldspace Property Group brand...

By Sindy Peters 16 Mar 2017

Pros and cons of buying a property through a trust
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

#BizTrends2017: Cape Town, a cut above the rest
#BizTrends2017: Cape Town, a cut above the rest

South Africa's private property market has maintained a precarious balancing act throughout 2016...

By Grant Holton 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The need for autonomy powers real estate sales
#BizTrends2017: The need for autonomy powers real estate sales

According to a recent survey by Gumtree.co.za, 57% of South Africans start their search for a new home online - while only 20% will go straight to an estate agent and 14% will wait for their weekly newspaper...

By Barrie Swart 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Politics holds property hostage
#BizTrends2017: Politics holds property hostage

The year past has been a volatile one economically, politically and socially for South Africa, and the chain of events has influenced financial markets, business confidence and of course, as a result, the property market as a whole...

By Chris Renecle 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: A look at the affordable housing space
#BizTrends2017: A look at the affordable housing space

There remains a huge interest and demand in affordable housing in South Africa...

By Karen Petersen 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Commercial property market performing with optimism
#BizTrends2017: Commercial property market performing with optimism

The South African economy has once again underperformed in 2016, showing no signs of a comeback. The International Monetary Fund revised economic growth expectations for 2016 and 2017 down to 0.1% and 0.8% respectively. Despite this challenge, the commercial property market is performing with much optimism...

By Ndibu Motaung 9 Jan 2017

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The opportunity for the real estate industry starts with the people on the ground

Design Mission Africa is currently under way at the Sandton Convention Centre, bringing together stakeholders of the real estate industry to solve trade challenges, discuss sustainability issues and encourage investment...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2016

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Property Fox challenges status quo

According to Property Fox, the recently launched industry disruptor is listing around 10 new residential properties a week, with a total of 313 homes currently listed on its site...

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2016

Renting your home - the pros and cons
Renting your home - the pros and cons

Although it may not have been your original intention to become a landlord and let out your property, there are certain situations in life where the need may arise...

By Adrian Goslett 14 Oct 2016

Managing your assets when you've migrated
Managing your assets when you've migrated

National borders no longer define our lives. The global economy, and our increasingly globalised social links, mean that many of us will leave our home country for a protracted time - sometimes permanently. We have seen a marked increase in demand for property in Somerset West from foreign buyers...

By Steve Caradoc-Davies 7 Oct 2016

Get to know the real Manish Chande
Get to know the real Manish Chande

You don't need to look far on the internet to see that Manish Chande is a very highly respected businessman who knows his stuff when it comes to the world of property management and real estate...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Jul 2016

The pros and cons of buying a property vs. renting
The pros and cons of buying a property vs. renting

Should you rent or buy a residential property? It all depends on where you are in life - making the correct choice is entirely dependent on one's stage of life, financial situation and personal circumstances...

By Paul Stevens 7 Jul 2016

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Powering the consumer

As part of its headline sponsorship of Grand Designs this year, that took place recently at the TicketPro Dome, north of Johannesburg, Stanley Black & Decker hosted a number of DIY workshops...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Jun 2016

Guidance through a real estate transaction an important responsibility
Guidance through a real estate transaction an important responsibility

Buyers and sellers of property are constantly bombarded with a plethora of information and advice on when the right time is to buy, what economic factors to consider and other insights that often leave them confused. It is here where the onus of guidance and ethics for a real estate agent play a crucial role...

By Richard Gray 20 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Property in360
#CommerceMonth: Property in360

Focusing on commerce this month on Bizcommunity, we chatted to Jay Clark, founding partner of in360, a new player in the market of marketing real estate...

By Sindy Peters 1 Apr 2016

Maintenance of investment property is well worth the cost
Maintenance of investment property is well worth the cost

It's true that landlords are often the victims of reckless tenants who fail to care for their rental property. But it's not uncommon for a landlord to neglect their property, and their duty to the tenant...

By Steve Caradoc-Davies 17 Mar 2016

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Things you always have to consider during office relocation

Business expansion is difficult. The process can go so wrong and you need to think about every single associated aspect...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Mar 2016

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