Property ownership through life’s phases: why planning ahead is the key to happiness

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Fixtures and fittings

Feb 15, 2013
When buying a house, you need to know exactly which fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. You may take for granted that certain it...

Payment of deposit

Feb 15, 2013
The deposit is part of the purchase price that the purchaser pays as an initial down-payment on the property purchased.While purchasers are...
A growing number of non-South African residents are investing in property in South Africa. They live in their home countries (which makes th...
A contract is essentially an offer (made by the purchaser) which has been accepted (by the seller). For an offer to purchase immovable prope...

Costs of buying

Feb 15, 2013
There are a number of costs involved in buying and selling a property, in addition to the payment of the actual purchase price. Most of th...
The mandate is the clients instruction to the estate agent to sell his/her property. The law provides that if you are granting a mandate to...
There is no single standard document, but the following provisions are commonly found in the Deed of Sale.Deposit: Part of the purchase pric...
A contract is essentially an offer (made by the purchaser) which has been accepted (by the seller). For an offer to purchase immovable prope...
If you are selling your property, make sure that you compile a list of all its defects. Problems such as leaking roofs, faulty plumbing and...
There is no single standard document, but the following provisions are commonly found in the Deed of Sale.Deposit: Part of the purchase pric...
The problem that professional estate agents encounter regularly in the property market is that sellers want the cheapest agent and the highe...

Costs of selling

Feb 15, 2013
There are a number of costs involved in buying and selling a property, in addition to the payment of the actual purchase price. Most of the...