Sectional Title Legislation vs Load shedding

Sectional Title Legislation vs Load shedding - Community schemes under pressure from residents.

How To Select the Best Managing Agent for Your Building:

One of the simplest places to start your search for a managing agent is to find out who the trustees are of some of the other buildings in your area and ask them who their managing agents are. You will quickly find out if there are some to be avoided and others who are highly regarded.

Owner Apathy: Holding Trustees Accountable for Their Actions

There are so many Community Schemes that suffer from the same problem: Owner apathy. How many Trustees of Sectional Title Schemes complain about the lack of attendance at their annual general meetings or even the lack of response to circulars requesting owner input?

How to get the most out of your rental property

The decision to invest in rental property is a great way to generate extra income, if done correctly. By utilising the following tips, you can ensure that you optimise your return on the investment.

How do Maintenance Reserve Funds work?

We spoke to Carl Smit, Sandak-Lewin Trust’s Managing Director, for more insight.

Buying Investment Property?

We live in uncertain times, but that doesn’t mean that you should be unsure of your investment. At Sandak-Lewin Trust, we care and that is why we have compiled a list of factors that should be taken into consideration before making a property investment.

To sell or to hold? What to keep in mind before making your decision.

Timing is so vital to making successful investments. For most property investors, the fact that the investment is made with a long-term view in mind, short term (1-3 years) fluctuations in market value do not overly impact on the return of their investment.

Managing Agency is your best Estate Agency

Imagine knowing exactly what your newly acquired parking bay is worth, or what the rate per square meter is to rent a storage room. Information about a prospective property is vital for you to make the best decision possible for your requirements.

Buying into an Estate

Tim Akinnusi talks about applying for finance when buying into an estate, and the pro's and con's of estate living.

Balancing landlord and tenant rights

Although many tenants believe that the Prevention of Illegal Eviction and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 (PIE) will prevent a landlord from evicting them from a property once a lease has ended if they cannot find alternative accommodation, this is not necessarily the case.