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The Property Practitioners Bill was published in April 2017. A call was made for comments. The following has been NABISA’s comment to this bill. Property Practitioners Bill – Comments NABISA, SAHITA,HouseCheck

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HouseCheck is growing – Applications are invited

HouseCheck is seeking experienced and competent inspectors countrywide to do condition assessments of existing and new housing. Building experience and SAHITA certification needed. We also need active ethical people with own transport and computer literacy to do rental entry and exit inspections countrywide. If you think you may qualify, submit…

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Understanding cracks

Most buildings crack, but when should you become concerned?  Most houses in South Africa will sooner or later develop wall cracks.  Most of these cracks are not serious and can be ascribed to slight settlement of the foundations, mortar shrinkage, or slight roof movement.  However, some cracks can be potentially…

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Consumer Protection Act proving to be toothless

Leading SA consumer journalist Wendy Knowler says that the Consumer Protection Act, is proving to be largely toothless.  Knowler writes: “Thanks to the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), South Africans are among the most protected consumers in the world.   That’s wonderful – in theory. “Of course, for legislation to have any…

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Downscaling still major factor in SA home sales

The Third Quarter FNB Estate Agent Survey shows that financial pressure on home owners is still driving the house market.  Agents estimate that 20 per cent of home sales result from downscaling due to financial pressures.  Another 21 per cent of sellers are downscaling because of life changes (getting older)….

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