Buying an investment property is great, especially when you’ve chosen a good location. One thing no property owner wants to deal with however, is being the landlord to a problem tenant.

Anybody who’s been through the process of searching for the right property, in the right location, at the right price knows that signing the offer to purchase (OTP) feels like victory, the signal to a new beginning.

As anticipated, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke to the urgency for economic growth and the need for a serious and sustainable increase in the employment rate in his State of the Nation address last night. 

Friday, 30 August 2019 22:18

Hurray for 100% home loans

It seems, no matter whether you’re talking to industry professionals in the boardroom or friends around the braai, that confidence in the property market is low.

There’s death and taxes, and then there’s divorce and transfer duty. It would be be inaccurate to really compare the former to the latter, but one thing is for sure: Both need to be handled with care, sensitivity and sound advice.

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 09:23

In property, we trust

Financially speaking, the notion of a trust tends to have connotations to wealth and independence (trust fund children?!) but when it comes to property and trusts, it is useful to know your trust benefits from your tax law in order to determine if this is a viable route for protecting your asset and optimising your money.

For first-time buyers, property co-ownership may be the easiest and most affordable way to enter the property market.

 The ABC of Rental Deposits possibly one of the biggest sources of contention between landlords and tenants surrounds the rental deposit.

Monday, 04 December 2017 14:58

Rules of the road in gated communities

Gated communities are increasingly popular with home buyers due to the perceived safety these neighbourhoods offer.

Many tenants ask their landlords for first refusal, should the landlord ever decide to sell the property.

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