IEASA Western Cape legal update a must for agents
The year is fast drawing to a close, and the last legal update for this year being held by the Institute of Estate Agents SA, Western Cape, will take place on 23 November 2016, from 08:30 to 12:30.
Annette Evans, general manager of the Institute of Estate Agents, Western Cape, eCertificates will be issued towards 2015 and 2016 Continuous Professional Development for 3 hours’ attendance (3 non-verifiable points).
The main speaker at this event will be Nicola Bouch, an experienced labour law consultant to a variety of sectors and industries.
Johannesburg the most popular destination city in Africa
Johannesburg is set to be the most popular destination city in Africa for the fourth year, according to the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index, said the City of Johannesburg.
According to the City, the Index rating affirms Johannesburg’s position as the economic capital and heartbeat of trade and economic activity on the African continent.
“The index confirms Johannesburg’s status as a destination that attracts repeat visits due to its continually evolving tourism offering, from popular shopping destinations such as our malls to a wide range of lifestyle, sporting and business events," said City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.
Fact vs fiction: Four home-selling myths busted
A property sales transaction can be a complex process, especially for buyers and sellers who have never been through it before.
These days there is a world of information at our fingertips, and of course, the well-intentioned family and friends who are eager to give advice, but receiving from so many sources can lead to more confusion and uncertainty.
“While there is a plethora of information available to buyer and sellers, it is not always easy to discern between which information is worth taking note of and which isn’t,” says Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett.
Storm damaged insurance claims: Property owners be warned
Recent storms in South Africa not only wreaked havoc in the streets of Bloemfontein and Gauteng, but also sent the short-term insurance sphere spinning.
Gavin Commins, CEO of The Valuator Group, who specialises in property and asset valuations, says physical damage to cars and property is evident, and the financial implications for short-term insurance policy owners can be far reaching as the industry receives a flood of claims, which are often not easily accepted or approved.
According to experts, Commins says South Africa should be bracing itself for extreme wet-weather conditions and possible floods, which scientists expect to be brought on by La Niña from December this year to February 2017.
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Seven deadly rental sins landlords and agents must avoid
We are constantly plagued by rental horror stories: nightmare tenants, greedy landlords, lazy agents and countless other woes surrounding the rental industry according to Grant Rea, Rental Specialist at RE/MAX Living, who says over the last ten years as a rental specialist, he has found a few crucial elements that have not been thoroughly considered by all parties concerned. Sadly, he says they are the catalysts for impending disaster.
Rea says as a landlord, you want your investment protected, and as a tenant, you want your deposit looked after and a comfortable place to live. To avoid the frustration of financial loss, stress and damage to your property, make sure you are not committing these seven deadly rental sins: