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Public liability - What are they claiming for?

Liability insurance is an important aspect for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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How and When to Legally Evict Tenants

Renting out a residential property is a great source of income, if managed correctly.

It’s every landlord’s nightmare: being stuck with a tenant who doesn’t pay rent or isn’t looking after your property and refuses to move out, no matter what you do.

While a written lease is not a legal requirement when renting residential property in South Africa, it is recommended that everything be committed to writing.

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The New Year typically signals the time when lease agreements are up for renewal.

The enormous number of imponderables that are about to impact property investors means that to keep the asset performing at optimum levels, negotiation and compromise are the rule right now

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