Sadly it happens too often that there is a dispute between tenant and landlord or agent, which results in unhappiness for one or all parties. In most cases, if the proper processes are followed, the unpleasantness of these disputes can be mitigated or even completely avoided. Let’s start on the premise that all parties… Read More Tenants – Avoid a Deposit Dispute
Property owners with properties that are illegally constructed, or don’t have approved municipal plans, could be in for an unpleasant surprise from the local council. For many years property owners have, wrongly, made minor alterations to properties without obtaining the necessary planning permission – something that the municipality is picking up on. In some instances,… Read More Sellers – Are Your Property Plans Approved?
As a seller, it’s only natural that you would want to save where you can on your selling costs. One of those significant costs is the estate agents commission. If two estate agencies were offering the exact same marketing, service, and results, and one was considerably cheaper than the other one, then it would make… Read More “Low-Commission” Estate Agents – What You Need to Know
Every seller wants, and deserves, to sell their property for the highest price the market will pay. Sadly, not every seller achieves this. There is a big difference between selling a property, and selling it for the highest price. I’m sure we’ve all seen properties that have sold and thought: “well that was a bargain!”… Read More Selling Strategies – Listing with a Price
As a property seller, you will want to make the right listing decision in order to sell for the most the market will pay. So just which is the best way to list? A sole mandate with one company, a joint mandate with 2 or 3 companies, or an open mandate with many companies? Let’s… Read More Sole, Joint, or Open Mandate?
When marketing property it’s not uncommon to get resistance from some sellers when it comes to using “For Sale” boards and Showhouses. Some sellers are concerned that Showhouses will just attract nosy neighbours instead of genuine buyers. They are may also be reluctant to let their neighbours and friends know they are on the market… Read More Do “For Sale” Boards and Showhouses Make a Difference?
Hathersage Private Estate, a luxury development brought to you by Combined Developers, is situated on the historic Hathersage Farm, a stone’s throw from Radloff Park. This boutique secure estate, consisting of only 28 homes, has one of the best locations in Somerset West. Close to outstanding schools such a Somerset House, Beaumont Primary, and Parel… Read More Hathersage Private Estate Releases new Showhouse