The second quarter of 2020 (Q2 20) commenced with two months of lockdown for the real estate industry.

Property in the Western Cape is regarded by many as among the most expensive in the country, and for first-home buyers, often completely out of reach. 

The exact impact of COVID-19 on offices in South Africa is a key point of debate, but their relevance for the future of business isn’t - offices will continue to be an essential part of doing business during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the economic turmoil caused by Covid-19 lockdown, many people have not been able to pay their residential rent. Under government lockdown regulations – which try to ameliorate this problem – where do tenants and landlords stand legally?

Broll Property Intel’s latest Retail Snapshot, The Future of Fitness, takes an in-depth look at how COVID-19 has affected the fitness industry, how people are staying fit while confined to their homes and what social fitness in post-lockdown society could look like.

The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) says it will not penalise estate agents who submit late audit records for the 2019/2020 financial year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The property market is holding steady in challenging times, with the lower end of the market accounting for the bulk of home loan applications.

The Master Builders Association (MBA) North has broadly welcomed President Ramaphosa’s vision of massive infrastructure spending as the “flywheel” of South Africa’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Following two months of hard lockdown, the development of a 2 047-bed student village at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) has resumed this week.

Initial predictions regarding the future of the residential property market as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown have painted a sombre picture: significant drops in house prices, more supply than demand, and people unable to afford their home loans. 

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