Month: April 2012

SA Homes Getting Smaller

The South African residential property market is adjusting to the tough economic climate and new homes are getting smaller and more basic – with fewer bedrooms, swimming pools, staff quarters or garages.  These reductions have implications for home inspection fees:  HouseCheck home inspection quotes are based on the number of rooms and so HouseCheck clients …

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SA home buyers take huge risks with voetstoots clause

Buyers of privately owned homes face massive potential risks and, despite the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), South African home buyers remain one of the least protected classes of consumers. Because the law does not provide practical protection for buyers of second hand homes from private sellers, the only option is for South African home buyers …

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