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A push for ethical conduct in real estate

A push for ethical conduct in real estate

One of the biggest challenges to transform the real estate industry may be one which is self-inflicted. There are instances where our credibility within our own estate agencies, as well as within the industry itself may be questionable due to certain unethical practices. 

Aerial view of Rooiels, one of the coastal towns near Cape Town

More people buying second properties

The end of 2020 saw an almost 50% increase in the number of people investing in an additional property, primarily for rental or holiday purposes.

CSOS ruling doesn’t end pet debate

CSOS ruling doesn’t end pet debate

Animal lovers and social media commentators are atwitter over a ruling by the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) that the conduct rules in sectional title developments should treat cats and dogs equally.

Tenants want to cancel a fixed term lease: Legal implications

Tenants want to cancel a fixed term lease: Legal implications

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of retrenchments brought on by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the legal implications if your tenants and must cancel their lease due to jobs lost?

Will new regulations simplify estate agent training?

Will new regulations simplify estate agent training?

One of the key questions for the real estate industry is whether the regulations to enact the Property Practitioners Act will simplify the onerous training requirements imposed on all prospective estate agents.

POPIA: Have you appointed an information officer yet?

POPIA: Have you appointed an information officer yet?

It has been widely promulgated that the Protection of Information Act (POPIA) will become fully operational by 1 July 2021.

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