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Putting a ceiling on defects

The Property Poser panel often receives queries relating to the discovery of defects during the course of a property sale or shortly thereafter. This week...

Family complicates living arrangement

Verbal agreements between family members often create problematic situations with regard to living arrangements. A reader writes that, a few years ago, her son and...

SAIA: Ghost bidding is not commonplace at auctions

The SA Institute of Auctioneers (Saia) have denied a claim by former Auction Alliance chief Rael Levitt that "ghost bidding" is a common practice...

Trustees accountable for complex repairs

This week the Property Poser panel deals with a sticky situation relating to the trustees’ responsibilities when it comes to repairs and maintenance in...

Marina living retains high appeal for home buyers

Through the decades the ocean has held a magnetic attraction for many, and today, waterfront living – whether at the seaside, river’s edge or...

Rebuilding boundaries between neighbours

The Property Poser panel is often asked to deal with the sensitive issue of boundary walls between neighbours. This week one of our readers shares...

Tenant claims for property repairs

This week the Property Poser experts field a query from a reader who rents out her second property for a minimal monthly amount, provided...

Early eviction over rental arrears

This week the Property Poser panel clarifies a situation in which a reader is being threatened with early eviction due to outstanding rental payments. The...

Habitatio right hinders sale

This week, the Property Poser panel contemplates the legal rights concerned with granting the use, or habitatio, of a property. A reader granted her pensioner...

Pitfalls of partnerships

Co-ownership of property, or partnerships, is a cause of concern for many Property Poser readers. The situation before our panel this week involves two partners,...

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