Property Advice Articles in South Africa

What happens when a relationship deteriorates, or when one party is unwilling to sell their share of the property? An expert advises...


A reader says they bought a property where the tenant has to be evicted, and the seller refuses to compensate them. An expert advises…


A Property24 reader asks how long the landlord can hold onto her deposit after she has vacated a shop in a centre. An expert advises…


A Property24 reader says they made an offer in March on a house with tenants and the seller ‘lied’ about the lease end date. An expert advises…


A Property24 reader says they are pensioners and cannot afford the extra levy payment suddenly imposed by the body corporate. An expert advises…


A Property24 reader says she failed to pay her rent for 2 months, so the landlord locked her out and removed her stuff. A legal expert advises…


A Property24 reader says her elderly neighbour is creating fire and security risks in the complex, and asks how to handle it. An expert advises…


A Property24 reader says he bought a unit and was later told the veranda had been illegally extended, now he is expected to pay. An expert advises…


A Property24 reader asks how long an eviction should take and wants to know if he can “name and shame” them. An expert advises…


A Property24 reader says two dogs opposite their unit are driving her insane and the body corporate won’t do anything about it. An expert advises…


A Property24 reader found a defect in his home after buying voetstoots and wants to know if legal recourse is available. An expert advises…


A Property24 reader says he and his wife have changed their mind about selling their home, but will they be liable for any costs? An expert advises…


Can a seller change his mind should a better offer come along? The 72-hour clause in a property sale allows for this, under certain circumstances…


There's nothing so exciting as signing an offer to purchase on your new dream home, but remember transfer duty. Here's how to calculate it...


The publication of the new Property Practitioners Bill planned to protect the rights of SA home buyers has been delayed.


The Registrar of Deeds may not transfer a sectional title unit until the conveyancer has certified there is no money owing to the body corporate.


A Property24 reader says there are illegal alterations to common property on the go and asks what their rights as owners are. An expert advises…


A Property24 reader asks if it is possible to change or discard rules at a complex AGM without all members being present. An expert advises…


Are you planning your wedding? The regime in which you get married affects your future rights and access to property. Here's what you need to know…


I signed an offer to purchase but the agent has come back saying it’s a distressed property and I must pay the outstanding rates. An expert advises...


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