Landlord lacks interest in deposit

Landlord lacks interest in deposit

A tenant has approached the Property Poser panel with an oft-repeated complaint about a landlord who has dealt improperly with his deposit. The reader explains that he gave verbal notice to his landlord that he would be vacating the property, which the landlord duly accepted. An inspection of the property followed but, when it came […]

Seller in suspense over instalment sale

Seller in suspense over instalment sale

A reader has approached the Property Poser panel with a number of questions regarding the sale of a fixed property by way of instalments and also the effect that a suspensive condition might have on such a sale. The reader is looking to sell his sectional title flat and has been introduced to a potential […]

Landlord throws tenant to the dogs

Landlord throws tenant to the dogs

The Property Poser panel has been approached by a reader who relocated from one city to another and moved into a rental property about a month ago. The initial inspection, conducted by the landlord and agent, only took place about a week later, whereupon it emerged that the owner was not happy with animals being […]

Splitting joint-owned property in divorce

Splitting joint-owned property in divorce

From time to time, the Property Poser experts assist readers whose property assets are a source of conflict in their divorce proceedings. In this instance, the reader was married out of community of property under the accrual system. He and his wife bought a piece of land and built a dwelling on it, where they […]

Commercial levy centre of attention

Commercial levy centre of attention

This week a reader presents the Property Poser panel with an interesting question about setting up a participation quota system for a commercial property, in this instance a shopping centre. The reader explains that the centre comprises 28 freehold stands, each with a building upon it. According to him, the “memorandum of articles” refers to […]

Neighbour’s runoff results in run-in

Neighbour’s runoff results in run-in

This week the Property Poser experts assist a reader whose neighbour’s stormwater runs across his property. The reader does not indicate if the neighbour did anything to divert the water onto his property or whether it just appears to be the natural flow of the water. He would like to know what his neighbour’s obligations […]

Lack of repo cut a missed opportunity

Lack of repo cut a missed opportunity

A further reduction in the repo rate would have not only served to some extent to help alleviate pressures on consumers who are feeling the effects of rising fuel, food, electricity and rates tariffs, it would also have provided a confidence boost for South African consumers. This was the view of Dr Andrew Golding, CE […]

Conveyancer hampers transfer process

Conveyancer hampers transfer process

This week, a reader asks the Property Poser panel for help with an issue pertaining to the process of transferring a property. The reader writes that she successfully sold her property and the transfer process was handled by Attorney A. She then made a successful offer to purchase on another property and Attorney B was […]

Tenant maintains problem property

Tenant maintains problem property

This week, the Property Poser panel assists a reader who has maintenance issues with the residential property she has been renting for about a year. When the tenant took occupation of the property no inspection was done in her presence, but she duly completed a checklist and sent it to the estate agent dealing with […]

Sub-Saharan Africa’s hotel industry poised for growth

Sub-Saharan Africa’s hotel industry poised for growth

The outlook for the hotel industry in Sub-Saharan Africa looks increasingly positive, with potential growth of 7-15 percent in RevPAR (revenue per available room) expected for 2012 compared with 2011 – which augurs well for the future of the industry in the region, said Joop Demes, CEO of Pam Golding Hospitality, a member of the […]

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