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There has been mounting confusion about what the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) meant exactly, when announcing that agents from the previously disadvantaged groups (PDIs) could apply for exemptions in terms of educational requirements.

‘No FFC no commission’ to be resolved by Supreme Court

When the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) states an estate agent/agency has done all possible to be compliant but due to problems at the regulator wasn’t timeously issued with a fidelity fund certificate (FFC) – is this agent/agency entitled to claim commission? This has now become a matter for the Supreme Court to resolve.


Speakers Corner

In letters this week the EAAB and the commission-based structure of the property industry were also identified as barriers to transformation. There were more suggestions that bursaries and other solutions be considered to lower the cost barrier to fulfilling the educational requirements.


Communal living on the increase in South Africa

In prime global capitals across the world, growing numbers of aspirant home buyers are finding themselves excluded from the property market as their salaries fail to keep pace with the rapid growth in house prices.


Dispelling common myths about sectional title management (Part 1)

If you have ever watched the popular Discovery Channel television show “Mythbusters”, you will know that some myths are so entrenched in popular belief that we are left stunned when they are proved inaccurate. In this article, I will dispel three common myths members of bodies corporate tend to live by.



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