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Monday Oct 02, 2017

Cape apartments need consent for Airbnb letting

A recent news report has highlighted the need for those who rent their units out as holiday accommodation in Cape Town to check the zoning of their property and to apply for permission from the City of Cape TownÂ’s Development Management Department.

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'Report Airbnb apartments without consent' - Cape Town

More and more people are letting flats in apartment buildings for short- term holiday use, especially on Cape Town's Atlantic seaboard, but Brett Herron, mayco member for transport and urban development, says this is not permitted without city consent.

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'Rental tribunal not a toothless body'

When rental disputes become acrimonious, there is help at hand in the form of the Housing Rental Tribunal. Each province should, by law, have such a tribunal to resolve issues between landlords and tenants.

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Rental inflation in Cape Town very high

Rental inflation in the Western Cape reached almost 10% in the second quarter of this year, making the province the country's star performer.

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Water restrictions must be enforced by bodies corporate

Enforcing the new Level 5 water restrictions imposed by the City of Cape Town, however difficult for bodies corporate of sectional title schemes, is of utmost importance, says Michael Bauer, general manager of property management company IHFM.

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Property auctions gaining in popularity

Auctions have become a popular market place for property buyers and sellers because of the "straight forwardness" of the transaction.

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Cape Town announces affordable housing sites

The City of Cape Town has announced six new sites for housing in Cape Town.

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Tshwane to extend A Re Yeng to Mamelodi

Thousands of commuters who rely on government-subsidised buses for public transport in Mamelodi every day will not be inconvenienced in any way when the City of Tshwane takes over the troublesome route from today.

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Petrol price increase will impact property market

Next month's expected fuel price hike - largely due to a sharp rise in crude oil prices - will have direct and indirect effects on the property market, says Richard Gray, chief executive of Harcourts Africa.

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