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IOLProperty News South African real estate news gathered from Independent Newspapers' publications and other sources

  • Cape Town apartments getting cheaper
    by Editor on July 18, 2018 at 6:25 am

    The supply of apartments in central Cape Town is increasing and the rents are getting cheaper. […]

  • Durban property owners to get rates, electricity bills online
    by Editor on July 18, 2018 at 4:28 am

    The eThekwini Municipality has urged residents to register to get their rates and electricity bills online, as the post office strike continues for a third week. […]

  • Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?
    by Editor on July 16, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Analysts and the banks have recently downgraded their outlook for the year ahead with the property market expected to remain flat and possibly weaken further as the year progresses. Amidst the slowdown in demand and prices, sellers may well now be asking whether they should sell now, or rather wait it out. […]

  • A landlord's guide to following up on late payments
    by Editor on July 16, 2018 at 7:37 am

    When you've screened a tenant thoroughly and built a clause into the rental agreement that stipulated that any late payments would accrue interest payable on the following month's rent you would imagine that everything should be in order. However, what do you do when your tenant is still late on his/her payments? […]

  • Is it better to restore or repair a heritage home?
    by Editor on July 16, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Many owners of heritage or period properties opt for careful restoration to return things to as-built condition. According to David Jacobs of the Rawson Property Group, this is not only a very costly option, in certain circumstances it can actually diminish the value of the home. […]