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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

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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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

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Crispin Inglis (left) and Ashley James (right)
#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
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

SOUTH AFRICA

The risk of renting out one property
The risk of renting out one property

Independent landlords who rent out only one property are more exposed compared to landlords that rent out multiple properties.

By Martin Goodman 1 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Expert tips on managing your rental property
Expert tips on managing your rental property

Many people consider that buying rental property is an appealing income investment, especially now when rates are low and the market is so volatile.

By Davis Miller 28 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Mark Brickles
New bill to fast-track property registration welcomed

The news that an electronic deeds registration bill will be introduced to decrease turnaround time and the registration of property is fantastic news.

By Mark Brickles 22 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Rental escalations in SA
Rental escalations in SA

Broll Property Group often gets asked by international investors why rental escalations in South Africa are not linked to inflation.

By Elaine Wilson 30 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Landlords need to protect themselves against the Credit Amnesty Act
Landlords need to protect themselves against the Credit Amnesty Act

The Credit Amnesty Act has raised a fair amount of concern in the rental industry especially among landlords and estate agents renting out property to tenants.

By Martin Goodman 30 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Foreign land ownership not a major issue
Foreign land ownership not a major issue

The motives behind Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti's comments regarding foreign land ownership in South Africa are unclear as South Africa currently does not have a problem with foreign buyers crowding out local buyers.

By David de Waal 30 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

The reality of property
The reality of property

There is a valuable, but not easy, lesson property investors must learn about their asset...

By Myles Wakefield 21 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Future trends in real estate
Future trends in real estate

The real estate market along the Atlantic Seaboard is on the upswing again...

By Tracy Kitching 15 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Changes to the NCA not as drastic as some think
Changes to the NCA not as drastic as some think

The removal of adverse consumer credit information and information on paid up court judgments, published in new regulations of the National Credit Act 2005 on 25 February 2014 has caused some alarm in the property sector.

By Mike van Alphen 26 Mar 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Anton Kelly
Special levies: What for? Who decides? Who pays?

Most people who buy sectional title units understand very little about the liabilities and responsibilities unique to this kind of property ownership, until they encounter them for real as the registered owner of the unit. But the thing they usually have heard about is the monthly levy, and the one they've heard about and - justifiably - dread is the special levy.

By Anton Kelly 10 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

How will e-tolling change the urban landscape?
How will e-tolling change the urban landscape?

Following the protracted court battle over e-tolling in Gauteng, the government, through its agency SANRAL, intends to have the toll gantries in the province operational within weeks.

By John Roberts 2 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Gary Allemann
Effective corporate real estate management relies on quality, available data

When it comes to Corporate Real Estate (CRES) and property management, there is one all-important question that the property manager needs to answer: How much does it cost to run each building? This seemingly simple question is often difficult to answer, for a number of reasons, many of which boil down to data.

By Gary Allemann 19 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Pioneering excellence in a male-dominated industry
Pioneering excellence in a male-dominated industry

The morning of 26 October 2013 started very pleasantly for Xoliswa Daku, CEO of DCI Holdings, as she woke up with an SMS congratulating her for being the winner of the BBQ Award, Outstanding Woman in Business. For ten years she has been pioneering quality developments and investments through her company in a male-dominated industry.

By Zimkhitha Mqutheni 4 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Adjunct Professor Graham Paddock
Does a body corporate have a vote for a unit it owns?

The Sectional Titles Act, 1986, allows a body corporate to purchase a unit when this is essential for the proper fulfillment of its duties. The Act does not distinguish between units in the scheme administered by the body corporate and those in other schemes.

By Adjunct Professor Graham Paddock 21 Oct 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Peter Townshend
The benefits of green leases

"Going green" is a term that we can't escape from: not as innocent consumers of media constantly bombarded by "green" sales pitches from companies, nor as business owners and corporate workers where we're judged on our green credentials.

By Peter Townshend 7 Oct 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Adjunct Professor Graham Paddock
Sectional title sales and transactions are complex

When it comes to sales and other dealings with conventional freehold property, most people have a very good idea of the processes involved. We may not know how a conveyancer gets a property transferred, but we know that with the assistance of an estate agent we will be able to buy and sell property.

By Adjunct Professor Graham Paddock 20 Jun 2013

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