Entries by Randles

Parental leave extended

Until now, mothers have been entitled to unpaid leave when welcoming a new child into the world, in the form of 4 consecutive months’ “maternity leave”. Plus they can claim maternity benefits from the UIF if they are contributors. New fathers however have been limited to at most 3 days’ family responsibility leave. That will […]

NEW REGULATIONS FOR LOST TITLE DEED

Without your ORIGINAL title deed, you are unable to sell or mortgage your property. A lost or misplaced title deed will mean that you’ll need to make an application for the certified copy thereof to be issued by the Deeds Office. A certified copy (certified by anyone other than the Deeds Office) will not be […]

THE LIGHT AT THE END OF WHAT HAS BECOME A DARK TUNNEL

Imagine getting this text from a complete stranger: “You look exquisite today, I bet you smell even better” Or maybe this: “You are a waste of space. The world would be so much better without you.” Or maybe even this: “If you do not do as a tell you, your whole family and the whole […]

How to sell your home privately

  Make your home sellable Whether selling property privately or through an agent, a well-maintained, de-cluttered home will stand out from other properties for sale and create a better impression on buyers. Tend to any repairs and maintenance issues like leaky taps, faulty switches and broken windows. Homes that are well presented and well maintained typically sell […]

FICA Amendments – What you need to know

You may wonder why is your ID and other documentation required almost every time you wish to conclude a transaction?  What is used for? Is it really necessary? What happens to your information after concluding that transaction? Well to put you out of your misery, the answer to all of your questions is simply FICA. […]

OPENING OF A SECTIONAL TITLE REGISTER

Here you are on the dawn of a new year considering becoming a sectional title owner. The following denotes some of the important things you may need to know or keep in mind from development to the transfer. At this point the property ceases to be conventional and becomes a sectional title. It all starts […]