Property Review 2018 – 14

Smart Property: Airbnb launched Smart Property; a system whereby only those, entitled to access a residence, are given the electronic means to do this. Typically, this represents giving out an electronic key that matches a digital lock which gives access only during...

Property Review 2018 – 13

Moneyweb reports that the average national residential property rental growth has halved from a year ago and is currently at 3.27%. Interestingly, the Free State at 8.14%, KZN at 6.75% and the Western Cape at 6.97%, are the only provinces in which such rental growth...

Property Review 2018 – 12

Tribal land: just this phrase, harkening back to feudal times, says it all. Traditional leaders are in a bind: the tenure under which land is held in traditional areas is simply unsustainable. Land “owners” don’t pay rates which makes it difficult to render services....

Property Review 2018 – 11

This week past there was news of the first electronically signed property transfer having been registered. Conveyancers celebrated and lamented. Pouring cold water on this is the realisation that the deeds were not electronically lodged or registered – the Registrar...

Property Review 2018 – 10

Shoreline Sibaya claims that it is the fastest selling retirement development in KZN: it offers a service, in partnership with Lombard Insurance Company, for retirees who have the equity tied up in the family home to provide a bridge solution whereby one can invest in...

Property Review 2018 – 09

Market split: sectional titles make up 59% of all Cape Town property sales.   A report on the KZN property scene in Industrial & Business holds that we are in a buyers’ market at present: there are more homes listings for sellers to compete with and fewer...