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POPIA compliance toolkit now available for community housing schemes
04 May 2021
Leading property management company Trafalgar and top law firm Michalsons have joined forces to launch a compliance “toolkit” that will assist community housing schemes (CHS) to prepare for the implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) before the 1 July deadline.
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Asbestos compliance and removal – what property owners need to know
29 Mar 2021
In November last year, asbestos was finally outlawed and building owners were given only 18 months to plan removals from their properties, including homes, residential complexes, schools and all commercial and industrial buildings but almost five months in there is still little awareness of this ruling.
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Housing scheme rules must also follow the Constitution
23 Mar 2021
It is quite common for the trustees and directors of Sectional Title and other community housing schemes to want to change the Conduct Rules of their schemes in pursuit of a harmonious and co-operative atmosphere between residents – but they must be careful not to overstep the mark and end up with rules that are actually illegal.
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5 Questions to ask before signing a rental agreement
16 Mar 2021
Moving into a rental is almost always regarded as a temporary arrangement, which often means that the tenant doesn’t pay too much attention to the ins and outs of the agreement and then gets caught off-guard when something goes wrong.
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5 Questions to ask before signing a rental agreement
Legal
16 Mar 2021
Insurance essentials for community housing schemes
Legal
23 Feb 2021
What you need to know about buying a home with a partner
Legal
11 Feb 2021
What is the title deed and why is it so important?
Legal
26 Jan 2021
Here is what you need to know when buying property privately
Legal
23 Dec 2020
Affordability, good conduct vital to lease renewals this year
Legal
03 Dec 2020
Reserve Fund compliance now urgent for sectional title schemes
Legal
25 Nov 2020
Why is it a bad idea to make multiple offers at once?
Legal
10 Nov 2020
Dealing with HOA's when buying into an estate
Legal
09 Nov 2020
Knowing your rights and obligations as a tenant can save you money – and unnecessary stress
Legal
05 Nov 2020
Pitfalls of renting through a non-registered agent
Legal
28 Oct 2020
The POPI Act and privacy in community housing schemes
Legal
19 Oct 2020
Home Owners: Regulations on pet ownership in South Africa
Legal
06 Oct 2020
What expenses are covered by the rental deposit?
Legal
05 Oct 2020
What happens with occupational rent when a property transfer is delayed?
Legal
29 Sep 2020
A real estate agent and a transferring agent - why you need both
Legal
21 Sep 2020
Consider the Pros and Cons of Inheriting a Legacy Property
Legal
15 Sep 2020
How to create sectional title conduct rules that really work
Legal
15 Sep 2020
Holding onto your house in a time of COVID-19
Legal
10 Sep 2020
The Real Reason Sectional Title Schemes Need a 10-Year Plan
Legal
10 Sep 2020
Here are the tax tips every landlord should know
Legal
09 Sep 2020
Turn over a new leaf and polish up your policy
Legal
07 Sep 2020
Use the Rental Housing Tribunal to settle rental disputes
Legal
03 Sep 2020
Working from home? You could qualify for tax deductions
Legal
24 Aug 2020
The best way to stop HOA levy arrears
Legal
12 Aug 2020
Property management: The importance of next-level trust fund separation
Legal
28 Jul 2020
Make sure you always have a written lease
Legal
29 Jun 2020
What can landlords do if tenants want to end their lease agreement early?
Legal
22 Jun 2020