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Consumer Protection Act Could Make Property "Harder to Rent" For Tenants
Monday, October 03, 2011
The recently enacted Consumer Protection Act gives tenants who are individuals too many rights at the expense of landlords, and could make it harder for them to find properties to rent, says Taryn Harris, property lawyer at legal firm Bowman Gilfillan. “For example, with limited notice, tenants can now cancel a lease at any time within in a 2-year period and incur only a reasonable cancellation penalty,” she says. This means that signed lease agreements will no longer provide landlords with the same kind of certainty that they previously enjoyed.
Be on the safe side!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
More and more people are opting to install liquefied petroleum (LP) gas appliances due to the increase in electricity prices by ESKOM and for health and culinary reasons! These new additions include gas hobs, combination gas and electric hobs, water heaters, refrigeration and even gas fire-places.
Purchasing Property in South Africa
Monday, June 07, 2010
Visitors to South Africa may find a property they wish to make their new or second home, or to buy property for rental or investment purposes. Bowman Gilfillan Inc has the expertise to assist in negotiating a contract to protect the interests of a buyer or seller. We can supervise or attend the process of registration of transfer of ownership of immovable property and advise purchasers on the security of title. Our international reputation and local market knowledge establishes confidence in our expertise.
Let the buyer beware … of voetstoets clauses, approvals, CGT and deadlines
Friday, April 09, 2010
Prudent property buyers are aware of how critical it is to inspect the property carefully by running the taps, flushing the loo, turning on the lights, and checking for signs of damp, leaks and recent repairs.
Buying off plan is sensational, but beware the pitfalls
Friday, April 09, 2010
The idea of buying property off-plan is sensational, since the potential to have considerable input into the internal layout and finishing of your dream home is exciting.
New electrical compliance regulations make criminals of a great many South Africans
Thursday, August 13, 2009
New electrical installation regulations leave much to be desired. Indeed, they are slightly clearer than their vague predecessors.
There’s now a new reason to be sporting green and gold in South Africa
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
There’s now a new reason to be sporting green and gold in South Africa. With the launch of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) in September 2008, South Africa became the 13th member of the World Green Building Council.
Check the pitfalls when purchasing real estate at an auction by Bobby Bertrand
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The South African real estate market is no longer booming. In the wake of higher interest rates, many owners, especially those who bought second and more properties to let, are experiencing difficulty maintaining their bond instalments.
LAND EXPROPRIATION DRAFT BILL BOUND TO SPARK LIVELY DEBATE - YETUNDE ONAGORUWA AND RONEL STRAUGHAN
Monday, April 07, 2008
Public comment on the national government’s recently-drafted Land Expropriation Bill is likely to spark lively debate, much of it heated and emotive.
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