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

  • Durban property valuations 'a scam'
    by Editor on May 21, 2018 at 7:44 am

    As the city's financial year-end approaches and Durban residents brace themselves for increases in household tariffs, many are still awaiting outcomes to the objections they made to property valuations. […]

  • Tough tariff hikes loom for Durban residents
    by Editor on May 21, 2018 at 6:22 am

    eThekwini residents are being squeezed dry with steep tariff increases imminent - and only a few days left to comment on proposed hikes in the city's draft budget. […]

  • Downtown living also appealing to seniors
    by Editor on May 21, 2018 at 4:36 am

    Whether it's a financially savvy decision or simply the only solution when they can't find a suitable place to buy, some baby boomers are choosing to rent an apartment closer to the city when they downsize. […]

  • More hotel living for Cape Town
    by Editor on May 21, 2018 at 2:48 am

    The blending of hotel and residential accommodation is a trend sweeping through Cape Town as developers try to meet growing demand for residential property near the CBD while capitalising on the city's status as a leading international destination. […]

  • Court prohibits new conveyancing model
    by Editor on May 18, 2018 at 6:51 am

    A company that deals with the day to day administration of property transfers, while the conveyancer attorneys perform the legal side of transfers, lost its bid for the court to give its blessing in this regard. […]