Property News - April 2013

Welcome to our Property Investment Newsletter, the aim of which is to keep you up to date and informed as to the most recent property trends and news.

This month we are delighted to announce that Minette Rautenbach has joined our team as a specialist residential broker. Minette is well positioned to assist you with all your residential sales and leasing requirements. We at PPI would like to formally welcome her on board and wish her much success in her new appointment.

Minette's full business profile can be viewed via the following link:


Stock picks for 2013 - Solid performers give great income

Marriott believes that an investment strategy based on a bottom-up selection of companies that will be resilient to unexpected events, is likely to produce a more predictable outcome. Selecting shares which generate reliable income streams and which are resilient to unexpected events is likely to produce a more predictable outcome, to the benefit of the retired investor.

International Property - Scottish farmland price growth set to continue

Agricultural land in Scotland has now almost tripled in value over the past 10 years, outperforming many other asset classes, such as the FTSE 100 equities index and UK residential property, in terms of capital value growth.

Home Owners Association - End of Transition Period for compliance with new Companies Act

The new Companies Act came into force on 1 May 2011. All of the new Act’s provisions to do with directors’ duties, conduct and liability, members’ rights to receive notice or have access to information, directors’ and members’ meetings and the adoption of resolutions automatically applied from that date.

SA Taxation - Juggling the Figures

HEMMED in from raising value-added tax (VAT), personal income and company taxes, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan played his trump card in introducing carbon tax to the South African fiscus, Rhodes Business School tax professor Matthew Lester said.

SA Sectional Title - Maintenance to a section in continued disrepair

The classic situation in which this question is asked is when an owner fails to repair a leak in his or her section and the leak damages a section below. This can result from leaks in balconies, kitchens or bathrooms.

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