Property Matters

Tenant Credit Scoring

It is the tenant’s responsibility to make sure that the rent is received, so the tenant has to show proof of payment (for example, a bank-deposit slip). If a tenant...

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Rental Security Deposit

Moving into a new rental property is very expensive. A large portion of that cost is the rental deposit. A rental (security) deposit is money aside from the payment of...

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Townships Lead House Prices

Areas formerly classified as black townships under apartheid continue to marginally outperform former white suburbs in terms of house price growth, according to FNB household and property sector strategist John...

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Credit Scores & Home Loans

While most home loan applicants know a good credit score is a key element for a loan approval, not everyone realizes raising your credit score by even a few points...

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The Foreign Effect

For the time being, foreign buyers remain a relatively small group of buyers of South African residential property. However, there are signs that their contribution to overall buying has been...

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2011 Transfer Duty Threshold

Home buyers and investors were given a welcome break in the 2011 Budget when Finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced that no transfer duties will be paid when buying a property...

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