Property News - December 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.

We would like to congratulate our principals Bradley Hancock and Yianni Pavlou for achieving their PDE Level 5 qualifications. They have both recently been awarded with their Certificates of Professional Recognition as Master Practioner in Real Estate (MPRE) by the Board. (This is currently the highest level that can be achieved and has become a pre requisite to owning your own Estate Agency or Property Brokerage in South Africa)

PPI would also like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients, business associates, fund managers and valued newsletter subscribers a happy festive season and all the best going into the new year.


International Buyers - The first detailed estimate of international purchase activity in Greater London

International buyers have long formed an important part of the prime central London residential market, especially the new-build sector. As confidence in the wider London residential market begins to rise, Liam Bailey assesses the reach of international demand across the capital.

Sustainable Building - clay brick ticks all the boxes

As the need for more sustainable housing grows, clay brick in construction's superior composite offering, none more so than in the critical areas of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, affordability and investment value, defines its continued relevance and superior worth.

Property Law - Planning to sell without approved plans?

Few people appreciate the complexities that can arise when a property, on which buildings were erected without municipal approval, is sold. Let us explain.

Infrastructure Development - Three cheers for an extended Gautrain

Geoff Blount, CEO of Cannon Asset Managers, takes an early look at investment opportunities that are likely to arise from the extension to the Gautrain network.

SA Property Rentals - PayProp Rental Index shows Continued Market Growth

Since October 2012 the PayProp Rental Index has recorded strong and steady growth in the national average rental value. As of 30 September 2013, this number stands at R5 757, following a quarter of extremely strong growth.

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