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It’s a GOOD life in Roodeplaat

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If country living is what you choose for your family, then look no further. The area around the Roodeplaat Dam – just outside the city of Pretoria – is a haven for those who need space around them. Those who need to experience freedom. Those who need to breathe more freely. “When we drive home […]

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Don’t let an occupation dispute spoil your housewarming

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The successful sale of a house, with both buyer and seller established in their new homes and happy with the deal they have concluded, is certainly cause for celebration. But all too often a dispute over occupation arrangements takes the glitter off the occasion – and usually because the home buyer and seller have changed […]

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VAT OR TRANSFER DUTY?

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Very often the question arises as to whether the purchaser must pay transfer duty on a particular transaction or whether there is no transfer duty payable as the transaction is in fact a VAT transaction. This question can arise where the seller is registered for VAT but the purchaser is not or the seller is […]

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Voetstoots!

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To understand the very common “Voetstoots” clause in an Offer to Purchase, both sellers and purchasers need to understand the consequences of the Consumer Protection Act as well as the difference between patent and latent defects. Those defects that can be easily identified by a buyer during a simple inspection of the property, is known […]

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The concepts of servitudes and prescription

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The greater Roodeplaat area with its bushveld atmosphere, is notably a haven for people who prefer outdoor living on smallholdings and small farms in these hectic times we live in today. But over the past few decades – as the original farms of Roodeplaat, Kameeldrift, Derdepoort and others had been subdivided into smaller and smaller […]

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Outdoor Living around the Roodeplaat Dam

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  The Bushveld atmosphere of the vicinity around the Roodeplaat Dam contributes to it being a haven for outdoor living. With the dam situated a mere 24 km north east of the Pretoria city centre, this is one of the preferred areas for families to live on smallholdings just outside the city, yet being close […]

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Different sizes of rural property in real estate

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The region around the Roodeplaat Dam – situated a mere 25 kilometres from Pretoria’s Church Square – used to be a peri-urban area that existed mainly of farmland. Although it was popularly known as Roodeplaat, it consisted of several of the original farms, eventually becoming “suburbs” such as Kameeldrift, Leeuwfontein, Kameelfontein, Derdepoort, Rynoue, Zeekoegat, Pumulani […]

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Roodeplaat – from farmland to country style living

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The former agricultural area around the Roodeplaat Dam, situated just north-east of the City of Tshwane, has over the past few decades succumbed to the pressure for extension of the city. While the Roodeplaat Dam was built in the 1950’s to provide water for agricultural purposes for the surrounding farmland, it soon also became popular […]

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What happens if a suspensive condition is not met?

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Imagine signing a deed of sale for your dream house and later discovering that the contract lapsed because you obtained bond approval one day too late or for an amount that is less than stipulated in the Deed of Sale. The situation could be worsened if the Seller receives a better offer for the house […]

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Landlords and a Rising Rental Demand

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  Due to rising rental demand, property experts are noticing an increase in the number of investors in the buy-to-let market. Affordability is always a factor when interest rates rise and affordability make it more difficult for prospective buyers to qualify for home loans. First-time home buyers also need to save large amounts to pay […]

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