Monday, 13 July 2020 21:40

How to go 'green' in Sectional Title

Steep annual increases in municipal electricity and water tariffs are a constant incentive for sectional title (ST) schemes and housing estates to implement alternative energy and water supply solutions.

After languishing in the background for a few years, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act) is now in effect and has significant implications for owners.

Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:28

All the insurance you need as a homeowner

As a new home-owner, you are going to need three types of insurance – at least one of which may be completely new to you.

Investment into Section 12J venture capital vehicles has seen a huge uptake over the last 24 months as investors have realised the extraordinary tax incentive offered by SARS.

Investment into Section 12J venture capital vehicles has seen a huge uptake over the last 24 months as investors have realised the extraordinary tax incentive offered by SARS.

A fervent desire to reduce both monthly costs and traffic-congested travel times while residing in conveniently situated nodes has given rise to the ongoing success of the live-work-play lifestyle in South Africa.

Sectional Title schemes and other community housing developments should be taking steps as fast as they can now to ensure that residents have access to electricity and water supplies in the coming months.

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal where the body corporate of Gardens Lodge in Cape Town was found to have charged a “patently exorbitant” interest rate on levies that were outstanding.

Last week’s NERSA decided to allow a further above-inflation tariff hike.

Although the Camps Bay market has responded predictably to the prevailing socio-economic climate with lower sales volumes across the board, it has proven more resilient than most comparable areas this year with a 1.88% increase in the average house price and a diminishing gap between asking and selling prices.

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