The new Property Practitioners Act (PPA) came into effect on 1 February and, whilst the tightening up on legislation largely concerns agents and agencies and how they conduct business, consumers also need to understand the implications of these changes, especially those in relation to compliance.

Most people are familiar with the basic concept of zoning; that it determines the purpose for which a property can be used.

Whilst the onset of the pandemic has significantly impacted the commercial sector, it’s not all doom and gloom and there are ample opportunities for investors and landlords to harness the market shifts and translate them into opportunities if they remain flexible and do their homework.

With the Corona Virus now in SA and beginning to cause widespread panic, we are not only concerned for our health but also our businesses and livelihoods as it is predicted that the pandemic is likely to bankrupt far more people than it kills.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 11:58

Brighter outlook for house prices

Home owners and residential property investors are likely to start making money again on their bricks-and-mortar assets this year after a six-year housing slump.

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 20:54

Property market in buoyant territory

The East London property market was turning to 'buoyant' territory bolstered by growth in the local automotive industry and black buyers making investment purchases.

Residential property market predictions in 2013 according to Real Estate professionals Lew Geffen and Jan Davel.

There are strong indications that, after a three-year lull, the Battle of the Banks for home loan market share is about to heat up again.

Monday, 24 January 2011 02:00

Estate agents regret Machanik’s downfall

Property players yesterday expressed sadness at the downfall of property doyenne Wendy Machanik, but welcomed a widespread investigation into malpractice in the industry by the Estate Agency Affairs Board.

Thursday, 06 May 2010 02:00

Managing operating costs is crucial

The latest Operating Report Published by SAPOA – 3rd Quarter 2009 makes very interesting reading says Rodney Luntz, Managing Director of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty Commercial Investment Property.

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