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The Law Of Neighbours: Encroaching Trees

Good fences make good neighbours. But what happens in the case of annoyance caused by branches hanging over the fence? Our courts have held that a neighbour may remove the branches himself should the owner of the tree fail to heed repeated requests to do so, as the...

10 Elements of a Great Strategy

Element #1: Critical Reflection Sometimes before you go forward, you have to look back.  In Japanese this is known as ‘hansei’ or the ability to deeply and critically reflect, typically on several fronts: ‘where have you been?’, ‘where are you now?’, and ‘where...

Rookie Orientation Training Program

What are the 3 mistakes we make? Trying to do it alone – surround yourself with the positive people! Poor time management – you are now your own boss! Assume that you are different – follow the proven path! Follow the 6 steps to secure success Set your goals – be...

Voetstoots Clause Not Overridden By CPA

Most residential property sales agreements contain the voetstoots clause which states that ‘the property is sold ‘voetstoots’, as is at the date of signature hereof, together with all fixtures and fittings and subject to the conditions and servitudes...

Legal Requirements For Running A Business From Home

When you intend to run a business from home many factors need to be to taken into consideration, so best is to get advice before going down this road. When contemplating running your business from a residential property, it is important to consult the guidelines laid...

Insurance Cover Real Estate Tips

IINSURANCE COVER FOR MAINTENANCE WORKERS AT HOA Are you aware that on appointment and commencement of maintenance work by external and third party contractors, certain covers of the body corporate’s and or HOA’s insurance policy are temporarily suspended? The...

Gas Cylinders Can Be Dangerous

Being in the real estate industry we are always amazed to see how clients treat their gas cylinders and the general condition of gas cylinders lying around properties. As the safety of our clients are important to us please note the following few guidelines. Why...

Do I Need Building Permission To Erect A Wendy House

As real estate agents we often end up in the middle between buyer and seller when it comes to alterations made to a property not being on the official municipal plans. Sellers tend to ‘conveniently’ forget about alternations made which can result in lots of extra...

How to Improve Your Decision‐Making Skills

You make decisions everyday about your work, school, life, and your future. It may seem overwhelming at times, having so many different responsibilities. Learn to make decisions thoughtfully by gathering the needed information, giving yourself time to think, and...