Property Practitioner Mandates – An Overview

A recent article on Business Tech outlined how the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic may actually open up the housing market for lower-income families to become first time homeowners. Interest rates have decreased, transfer duty is exempt for properties up to R1 million rand and for those still gainfully employed, procuring a bond may […]

Electrical certificates of compliance and why you need one

What is an Electrical Certificate of Compliance? In terms of Section 10 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, read with the relevant regulations, every electrical installation must have an electrical certificate of compliance. An electrical certificate of compliance certifies that a specific electrical installation is in accordance with the minimum standards […]

The requirements for listing my property on Airbnb

When it comes to using your property for commercial purposes, different holiday accommodation land use types, such as B&Bs and guest houses, are regulated by zoning schemes. In Cape Town, for example, it’s called the Development Management Scheme. Cape Town City has a Guest Accommodation Policy that sets out the guidelines that have to be […]