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SA Downgraded

On Friday, 27 March 2020 Moody’s (one of the three major credit rating agencies) downgraded South Africa’s sovereign credit rating.

Time to Hit the “Pause” Button on Evictions?

Now is not the time to put tenants out on the streets. Let’s hit “pause” on evictions during the COVID 19 crisis.

Investors Seeking Positive Opportunities Amid Coronavirus Gloom

Investors are now actively seeking ‘new world’ sectors and companies as the world readjusts to life with coronavirus…

Drop in Basis Points Widens Opportunity in Property Market

The COVID-19 has disrupted many industries and small businesses across South Africa…






RESIDENTIAL

Need help with your home loan? Act fast

Prudential Authority of the Reserve Bank has announced proposals to relax the reserve requirements for banks.

5 Ways to Build Your Property Portfolio Despite Covid-19

We find ourselves in challenging times. The COVID-19 virus has brought the world and economies to a near stand-still

Don’t Lose Your Home To The Lockdown

Many home-owners are worried about not being able to pay their bond instalments over the next few months…

Selling & Buying Properties under Challenging Circumstances

How do we continue buying or selling properties in light of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic as a national disaster?

COMMERCIAL

Groundbreaking decision enables extension of development rights

The Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) this week learnt that the National Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, has extended an olive branch to property developers in the Western Cape. This is in response to ongoing calls to limit the red tape that has been stifling the property and construction industry and impacting severely on much-needed job creation.

In January this year, the Western Cape Government was informed that an exemption to the Spatial Land Use Management….

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Covid-19, Not Brexit, Biggest Blow to Pound

Coronavirus – not Brexit, nor the 2008 financial crash – is likely to deliver the biggest hammer blow to the British pound…

Last chance for SA buyers in Lisbon and Porto

South Africans planning to buy property in Portugal as part of a “Golden Visa” application for residency…