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Why next-level trust fund separation is vital in rental property management

No estate agent or property manager needs to be reminded of the legal specification that trust funds must be held separate from business funds. The reason for it is well known too...

By Jan Davel 29 Jul 2020

The new architectural frontier: buildings and their microbiomes

As we grow to better understand the microorganisms in built environments - and what dynamics support their survival - we will be able to design and engineer buildings for better health...

By Jako Nice 15 Jun 2020

Bidstream notes increased usage by estate agents during lockdown

Having launched in February this year, Bidstream has four auctions under its belt, with a collective 31 properties going under the hammer...

22 May 2020

Only 37% of residential tenants can afford to pay rent in full - survey

According to the inaugural FlowFindings Rental Survey, only 37% of South African tenants can currently afford to pay their rent in full, while 22% cannot pay their rent at all...

21 May 2020

5 predictions for the future of residential property rental

The global upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has seen a spike in the adoption of technology by the mass market...

By Gil Sperling 14 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: DigsConnect evolves during lockdown

DigsConnect is a seasonal business, with the busy period being between September and February. However, the student accommodation platform has taken the lockdown period to evolve their product offering...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 May 2020

Proptech is disrupting the property industry - here's why it's a good thing

While it's too soon to make accurate predictions on what the impact of the national lockdown and the global Covid-19 pandemic will have on the property market, it is sure to disrupt the industry...

By Carl Coetzee 22 Apr 2020

Up to 35% engagement increase for property sector online during lockdown

The practice of physical distancing is not an easy feat for an industry that mainly relies on personal engagement...

20 Apr 2020

Flow adds behavioural search functionality to proptech platform

A year since launch, with over 80,000 users, Flow has made some unique additions to the proptech platform...

By Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: How blockchain tech is disrupting the real estate industry

The technologies underpinning the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) are transforming virtually every industry, including real estate...

By Andrea Tucker 31 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: How blockchain is currently courting the property sector

Property can be affected by blockchain in many ways, from the provenance of raw materials and transparent recording of alterations to tokenised title deeds...

By Ciaran MacDevette 6 Mar 2020

Airspace connects businesses with office, industrial, retail space

A new online property platform called Airspace, which connects business owners and other commercial, industrial and retail tenants with available premises, has been launched...

26 Feb 2020

Disruption, confidence in SA commercial real estate

Proptech, investor confidence, the new repo rate, a big shake up and co-working spaces continue to soar. This year welcomes major shifts...

By John Jack 5 Feb 2020

New fintech startup aims to shake up SA home loans industry

Property finance expert Timothy Akinnusi has launched a digital home loan platform that aims to change the slow and cumbersome traditional home loan application process...

28 Jan 2020

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