Most house fires are caused by faulty wiring, so the first thing to do is to double check that all wiring in your home meets the safety standards.
05 Dec 2013
Mediation rather than litigation has been shown to be capable of giving quicker, more equitable and less expensive solutions in property disputes.
28 Nov 2013
In sectional title schemes levies are the only source of income and those who do not pay their levies on time are putting their scheme at risk.
19 Nov 2013
Financial insecurity in sectional title property schemes can be dealt with quickly and easily with the right plan of action.
18 Nov 2013
There are many things that should be done to keep a sectional title scheme on track. Here's an expert's guide...
12 Nov 2013
Unless you're moving into a squeaky-clean flat or townhouse, it’s likely that you’ll need to spruce up a few things around your new home.
11 Nov 2013
Sectional title decisions have various consent levels depending on whether it's an ordinary, special or unanimous resolution. Here's a guide...
07 Nov 2013
It’s important to get an architect who can stick to the agreed budget and draw up a tender so the contractor quotes on 99% of the work required.
06 Nov 2013
Sectional title schemes are placed under administration if they run into financial trouble, and owners must be involved or risk losing their homes.
28 Oct 2013
The rainy summer season can present a number of insurance related challenges for homeowners. Take precautions and know what you are covered for...
25 Oct 2013
South Africa has one of the highest lightning ground strike densities, which can have major financial repercussions for homeowners.
24 Oct 2013
Structured maintenance and repairs to sectional title property schemes will help to avoid large and unexpected cash outlays.
24 Oct 2013
Homeowners should focus on aspects that add long-term value to their property but be wary of overcapitalising. Here's a handy guide...
17 Oct 2013
It is important that homeowners check regularly that a homeowner’s insurance policy reflects the updated value of the property accurately.
14 Oct 2013
Approximately 1 000 fire claims are processed every year with 15% of the value of claims paid out by insurance being specifically for fire damage.
08 Oct 2013
Trustee nominations and elections can be problematic when owners elect proxies to vote on their behalf and they don’t show up at meetings.
03 Oct 2013
According to recent crime stats, home robberies in SA have increased over the past year. Here are eight tips to protect your home and family...
01 Oct 2013
Mismanagement of sectional title property schemes has dire consequences for owners. Here is a checklist of important actions to guard against it...
30 Sep 2013
Avoid moving on Fridays, check insurance and be sure to measure your new home and draw up a rough plan before the big day.
27 Sep 2013
When something goes missing at home, it's easy to blame your domestic worker. But how do you prove it and deal with it in a constructive manner?
10 Sep 2013