Let the home buyer beware

It is probably a good thing that most aggrieved South African home buyers who think that they have been cheated by a seller, simply don’t have the money to take the seller to court, says John Graham, CEO of home inspection company HouseCheck. Graham says that the voetstoots clause provides…

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Why do we need estate agents?

I had a presentation on home inspections this week to  a group of estate agents who were very skeptical.   These tough agents had previously been exposed to a home inspector from a rival company who had presented the case for home inspections to the local institute of estate agents. …

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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…

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