Complexities of smoking cannabis in sectional title quarters

While South Africans can now smoke marijuana in the privacy of their own homes, what does the ConCourt's ruling mean for those living in sectional title developments with potentially shared spaces...?

3 days ago

The pros and cons of deed digitisation

While the digital signing of documentation could pave the way to more efficient and streamlined processes for the real estate industry, it comes with its own set of risks...

17 Sep 2018

Gauteng court rules against cheap bank repossessions

A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court ruled on Wednesday, 12 September, that repossessed homes may no longer be sold at auction without reserve prices...

By Ciaran Ryan 14 Sep 2018

Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads

Politicians, civil servants and people in Cape Town's property industry are at a crossroads...

By Jonty Cogger and Jared Rossouw 13 Sep 2018

Community Schemes Ombud Service: Who is guarding the guardian?

While there has been much focus in the property media on how homeowners can save costs as the fees for basic services continue to rise, sectional title property owners had more added to their monthly levies...

By Chris Renecle 12 Sep 2018

Investing in holiday rental property? Here's what you need to know

With the rise in popularity of Airbnb, many people are hoping to capitalise on the potential lucrative rental income by investing in short-term rentals...

12 Sep 2018

Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

SA participates in ICJ hearings on Chagos Islands

South Africa is participating in the oral hearings by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of Britain's claim to the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean...

4 Sep 2018

City's Maiden's Cove development under fire

A R1.5bn plan by the City of Cape Town to develop Maiden's Cove is facing a court challenge from city residents...

By Sophia Wilhelm 4 Sep 2018

Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes clarity and support

There is no doubt that there is great concern about land reform amongst ordinary South Africans and especially property owners and buyers. At the same time, there is a huge amount of noise in the media and public discourse around this, often sending mixed messages...

By Stuart Manning 4 Sep 2018

UK PM backs SA's land reform programme

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United Kingdom has for some time supported land reform in South Africa...

29 Aug 2018

Impact of a "right of extension" clause in a sectional title sale agreement

Andrew Schaefer, MD of Trafalgar, advises sectional title home buyers to look out for a "right of extension" clause in their sale agreement...

24 Aug 2018

Cessation of temporary letting of residential property by developers

SARS released a Binding General Ruling on 25 July 2018 on the temporary letting of residential dwellings by developers, principally to provide clarity of the cessation of section 18B of the Value Added Tax Act, 1991...

By Graeme Palmer 24 Aug 2018

ANC expediency is messing up SA's land reform process

It's highly likely that an amendment will be made to South Africa's Constitution that will allow for land expropriation without compensation...

By Jannie Rossouw 20 Aug 2018

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