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How Covid-19 has heralded a new era of digital buildings

With the adoption of fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies in all aspects of our lives, it is no surprise that buildings are getting a lot 'smarter' too...

By Peter Malebye 14 Apr 2021

Trustee duties in a sectional title scheme

Sectional title properties have become a popular way of living for many South Africans, and along with this type of living comes a body corporate and trustee setup...

Issued by Propell 12 Apr 2021

Tenant payment performance recovering but requires tough administration

A 'full' recovery to pre-lockdown tenant payment performance levels is yet to be achieved, however, the sector is showing signs of recovery...

30 Mar 2021

Flexible working franchise in South Africa provides a leading edge for investors

IWG Plc has seen a 19% increase in sales of smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home...

Issued by GO Content Lab 26 Mar 2021

Building owners have 14 months to identify asbestos, plan its removal

According to Indawo managing director Geoffrey Jäck, it has been a long time coming, but asbestos is now outlawed and building owners have only 14 months...

23 Mar 2021

Critical first steps to optimising buildings for low-occupancy

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to thousands of empty buildings as offices, malls and other commercial spaces have shut down...

By Devan Pillay 18 Mar 2021

Can body corporates and homeowners' associations borrow money?

Good financial and cashflow management is crucial for well-run and efficiently operated community housing schemes, including sectional title schemes and home owners' associations...

Issued by Propell 15 Mar 2021

Mirfin survey highlights what managing agents expect from service providers

Mirfin recently conducted a client survey with a view to gain a more thorough understanding of the needs and preferences of industry decision-makers...

3 Mar 2021

Know your rights before renewing your corporate lease agreement

As the new year gets under way, many companies will be renewing their lease agreements for the next 12 months. This is the ideal time for tenants to reconsider...

By Jamie Louw 23 Feb 2021

How property owners can navigate financial distress

Many property owners have felt the pinch since the start of the pandemic, whether in commercial or residential property, and thus might find themselves stranded and lacking the necessary insight into how to navigate the financial distress of their properties...

By Matseleng Mogodi 12 Feb 2021

3 ways to earn more money from your property

Property assets can be leveraged in many ways - both in the short- and the long-term. For those looking for a few ideas, here are some creative ways to earn more money from your property...

11 Feb 2021

Reversion of a sectional title to conventional land title

We were consulted by a client who had acquired the real right of extension in an industrial sectional title scheme where he initially planned to develop a further phase on the portion of land over which the Real Right lay. He subsequently decided he would prefer not to be part of the sectional title scheme...

By Mike Collins 8 Feb 2021

Whose responsibility is it to install and maintain evacuation safety equipment in multistorey buildings?

The question is often asked: Whose responsibility is it to ensure that evacuation safety equipment such as evacuation chairs are installed and maintained for use in emergency situations in buildings and work spaces...

Issued by TR Brand Communications & Events 8 Feb 2021

How to replace a lost or destroyed title deed...

A title deed is a document that serves as proof of legal ownership over a property, and is important for the transfer of property. Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 sets out the process that needs to be followed when one has lost or destroyed a title deed or mortgage bond...

By Leigh-Anne Kriel 25 Jan 2021

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