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Western Cape

Situated in the south western corner of South Africa, the Western Cape is one of the country’s most popular locations and destinations. Boasting the exquisite allure of the Winelands, the Karoo and the splendour of the Garden Route, the province also houses Cape Town – the Mother City – a haven for its culturally practised and tasteful residents.

KwaZulu-Natal

Also known as the Garden province as a result of its coastal sub-tropical climate, KwaZulu-Natal has always been one of South Africa’s favourite holiday destinations. While the coastline is dotted with picturesque small towns, the province’s interior consists mainly of inspiring and spectacular rolling hills.

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape includes such diverse landscapes – from the arid Karoo to the wet and windy Grahamstown – that any person can find their nirvana here. This province also boasts South Africa’s only snow skiing resort, which is situated in the Southern Drakensberg.

Free State

With Bloemfontein as its capital city, the Free State is found in the very heart of South Africa. The lovely climate and fertile land have made the province a thriving agricultural community. The Free State’s chief tourist attraction is the Golden Gate Highlands National Park nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Maluti Mountains.

Mpumalanga

Meaning literally “the place where the sun rises”, Mpumalanga is divided into scenic highveld and savannah lowveld. Main attractions in the province include the Kruger National Park, the Sudwala Caves and the Blyde River Canyon.

Limpopo

As the northernmost province in South Africa, Limpopo shares its borders with Botswana on the west, Mozambique on the east and Zimbabwe in the north. Limpopo’s proximity to these African countries has gifted it with the beauty and contrasting landscapes that has made it a favourite among travellers and adventure seekers.

North West

The North West province is a picture of authentic African bushveldt beauty that encourages adventure. From the quiet beauty of the Pilansberg Nature Reserve to the bold decadence of Sun City, the North West offers both culture and comfort.

Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is the biggest and most sparsely populated province in South Africa, dominated by the Karoo Basin. This natural gem includes the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, the Augrabies Falls as well as the famous Namaqualand region.

Standard Bank lists repossessed and mandated properties for sale via ONLINE AUCTION as well as online offers. Standard Bank will settle all arrears rates and taxes on a property, in addition to paying all rates and taxes due until the date of registration. To make the process even easier on the pocket, there are no transfer duties payable by the buyer when purchasing a repossessed Standard Bank property.

 

When buying repossessed property through Absa in a personal capacity, the buyer will not be held liable for payment of transfer duties on the property. An added bonus is that should you finance your new home through Absa Home Loans you will enjoy the benefit of discounted attorney fees. Why not start your search for your dream home today?

 

FNB takes the majority of the work out of buying repossessed properties by offering buyers up to 100% bond financing. The buyer will not be liable for any transfer duties, and FNB will furthermore pay any outstanding property rates and taxes up until the date of registration.

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Oct
2012

When tenants find themselves at the end of their lease period, they often expect to get their full deposit back when they leave. This is especially the case when the tenant has left the property clean, neat and free of any impairment. But, landlords will often retain their deposits because they feel that repairs need to be made to the property.

As such, it is important for both the tenant and the landlord to have a clear and unambiguous agreement as to what constitutes fair wear and tear and what constitutes wilful damage. To this end, it is crucial that before a tenant signs a lease, a full inspection is carried out of the property. The tenant, landlord and leasing agent must all be present for this. Any and all defects, problems or potential problems must be noted and then signed by both parties. The tenant and/or landlord may also want to take photographs of the existing damages or problems to record them in case of a dispute at a later stage.

It is important that both the landlord and the tenant are aware of what, legally, constitutes ‘fair wear and tear’ which will remain the landlord’s financial responsibility and what damages a tenant will be liable for.

A tenant may not be held financially responsible for fair wear and tear, which is legally defined as “the deterioration or depreciation in the value of the property by ordinary and reasonable use”. The Rental Housing Act of South Africa as well as the Consumer Protection Act specifically states that the tenant may not be held liable for this type of damage, as it would be unjust contractual practice on behalf of the landlord.

Typically, a tenant will be held responsible for the cost of damage to something that would normally not wear out, or when the damage inflicted significantly shortens the item’s lifespan. Tenants of rental properties should be aware that they will be held responsible for the cleaning of the premises when they vacate it. The cost of, for instance, pest control, removal of mildew and markers or signs from walls and windows will all be deducted from the tenant’s deposit. This all forms part of the necessary cleaning that will need to be done to provide a suitable environment for the incoming tenant to inhabit. Landlords must, however, remember that they cannot expect an outgoing tenant to carry the costs for deep-cleaning of items like carpets or drapes before the new tenant arrives. Tenants may well carry the cost should they inflict large stains or rips, but the landlord is obligated to consider the age and expected lifespan of the damaged item in question when determining the amount that will be deducted from the deposit.

Paint has an average life expectancy of three years, and as such the cost of repainting the premises will and should be calculated according to the length of the tenants stay at the property in relation to the amount of time the paint has been on the walls. If there are a large number of holes in walls or ceilings that require plaster, filling and painting, the cost of repair will be subtracted from the deposit, whereas minor marks and scratches can be considered fair wear and tear and repair should not be charged to the tenant.

Essentially, the best principle to follow –  as either a tenant or a landlord – is to ensure that before a lease is signed all existing problems are documented and that both parties are on the same page with regards to what repairs will be the tenant’s responsibility and what will remain the landlord’s obligation.

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