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More Gauteng residents are semigrating to the Western Cape than ever before – here’s where they are moving to

Ex-Gauteng residents and semigrants from other South African provinces are buying more properties in the Western Cape than ever before, says Alexa Horne, managing director of Dogon Group Properties who adds that an increasing number of South Africans are relocating to Cape Town and snapping up properties close to good schools, amenities, and lifestyle offerings. “Semigration to the Cape is by no means...

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Tenants and landlords – what you need to know about level 3 lockdown rules

The amended level 3 lockdown regulations give tenants who can’t pay their rent due to “the disaster” some “breathing room”, but landlords will still be entitled to demand their rentals and cancel leases if tenants remain in breach indefinitely. That’s according to Cape Town-based rental property attorney Marlon Shevelew. The regulations make the following practices “unfair” in...

What Does Purchasing a House With an Encroachment Mean?

Many purchasers of residential real estate do not engage a surveyor to survey the property before purchasing it. This can be a mistake in compact older residential areas where side yards are small or with any property that is bounded by a neighbor's fence. Surveys can identify encroachments on the property that are a threat to your ownership and use of it. Encroachment Defined An encroachment exists...

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