EDITOR'S CHOICE

Buy When There’s Blood in the Streets

“Buy when there’s blood in the streets, even if the blood is your own “- Baron Rothschild. Due to fear and uncertainty, most people end up selling when they should be buying.

Economic Change Essential Post COVID-19

South Africa’s dire economic situation was caused by the wrong macro-economic policies being adopted in the past, and the country needs a radically different path going forward.

Business Rescue: Keeping your company afloat during lockdown

There are several special benefits that Chapter 6 provides for a company in rescue as a mechanism to financially rehabilitate itself.

Strategy for Property Development & Construction

The Covid-19 crisis will be looked back on as either a turning point in the way South Africa empowers the development and construction sectors…






RESIDENTIAL

Before You Buy Into An Estate

If you buy a freehold home in an estate or any other gated development, the future value of your property will depend very heavily on how well that development is managed by the Home-Owners’ Association (HOA) and its directors.

Changing To Adapt To New Conditions Post Covid-19

People often talk glibly about adapting to change, but in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis, it seems more likely that we are going to have to fundamentally change in order to adapt to new situations, conditions and environments in the future. 

Lockdown level 4 – what now for evictions and moving house?

Lockdown level 4 – are evictions allowed? The easing of the rigorous lockdown rules that governed us for five weeks was met with rejoicing by most South Africans, particularly those with dogs and athletes who were missing their daily runs/cycle rides.

Deeds Office Reopening

News that the various Deeds Offices around the country are permitted to open soon is very positive news for homeowners whose concluded property sales can now be processed and proceeds received.

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…