“Our Mothers Our Fathers” – An odd name? Well, most old people are someone’s mother or someone’s father, yet so many are alone with very little support. Many of them are also simply too proud to ask for help and as a consequence the desperation of their circumstances is hidden.
OMOF was a name chosen to remind us all, that these senior citizens are entitled to dignity and compassion. If you know of such a person who may need to be considered as a beneficiary of the OMOF initiative, rest assured the matter will be handled by Ann with great care and empathy.The OMOF Christmas hamper collection for the most deserving old and destitute people in the False Bay area has started!
You can really help make a difference to this special time of year and we are appealing for those who are prepared to donate to please do so early so we can get the hampers ready by the 10th of December but our volunteers will be delivering on Christmas Eve to make the hampers truly special.
We are also adding a wrapped GIFT inside each hamper to also make it just that much more special.
As usual, the Hamper Collection Progress Bars on our website have been reset to zero!
Thanking you in advance for your generosity. To read more and view our progress bars (updated daily) Go to www.OMOF.co.za
Kenilworth borders Wynberg and Claremont and is one of the most well loved and established areas in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.
Located in the heart of the Southern Suburbs and known for being a quiet little suburb, Kenilworth is close enough to all of the family orientated facilities which is ideal for young family.
Bring on that flair in Kenilworth:
Cedar Wood is a small complex both attractive, secure and well managed. The apartment is located on a quiet street with a park close by for the children to play in. Perfectly positioned near to superb restaurants, St James Church, Spar and the new Pick n Pay on Rosmead Avenue. Read more about this Kenilworth apartment for sale.
Contact Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116 for further queries.
“If property owners do not take collective action as a neighbourhood community, the affect on everyone’s property values in that neighbourhood could be very negative”, says Cape Town real estate broker, Andre de Villiers from Cape Town.
De Villiers was previously a Neighbourhood Watch Chairperson for a popular Cape Town coastal suburb. “My experience is that there are far too few residents prepared to get involved in neighbourhood security unless there is a dramatic spike in crime or a violent attack. The majority of residents it seems are only too happy to leave the collective security concerns to someone else”.
“As the owner of four real estate offices in Cape Town, I can confirm that buyers are increasingly asking agents for more details about security issues in the neighbourhood of the house they are interested in. The focus on the individual house’s security is correctly seen as something that can be resolved by the buyer, but the area’s reputation and crime statistics are a greater concern, as a buyer knows this will probably be an issue that falls outside their immediate control.”
There is certainly a demand for reliable data but this is not as easy to obtain as some may think. Many smaller incidents are not reported to the police and many private security services treat their information as confidential and many neighbourhood watch groups are understandably concerned that their neighbourhood could suffer if their efficiency in keeping records resulted in a negative message!
“I think any professional estate agent should have some reasonable methodology to answer security questions from buyers objectively about the neighbourhood. We can’t put our head in the sand over this issue and a lack of access to reliable data is certainly a challenge,” said de Villiers.
The message to property owners is to ‘buy in’ to the responsibility of keeping their neighbourhood safe and crime free through collective action, and thereby collecting a ‘collective security dividend’. “Imagine if you will, a pocket of houses that is able to claim and where the seller or agent can statistically show, that the subject area is the safest area in this suburb! If that’s not a great selling feature then, as a real estate professional with over thirty years experience, I am not sure what is!” said de Villiers.
Pet owners should familiarize themselves with the prescribed conduct rules in a sectional title scheme before they commit to purchasing or occupying a unit therein. This is because the legal principle “caveat emptor” applies and a buyer is expected to have knowledge of the rules applicable to the scheme.
Some schemes have rules which prohibit the keeping of any pets. Others provide that the owner/occupier of a section may only keep certain pets with the written consent of the trustees, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld. In the latter instance, should an owner feel that the trustees have unreasonably withheld consent, a court may be approached for a declaratory order.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Source: STBB
Movember is all about raising awareness about men’s health!
As an individual agent Pat McCleland is offering a R2500 donation towards The Movember Foundation
on all her sectional title listings taken in the month of November no matter when the property is sold.
Chas Everitt is prepared to support Pat in this fund raiser and has agreed to contribute equally to her donation, so together make a donation of R5000 towards this worthy cause for every ‘Movember’ listing!
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising R5.7 billion and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
Pat McCleland will make the donation in your name, no matter when she sells your property.
Contact Chas Everitt agent Pat McCleland on 074 325 8586 or email email@example.com
to make a difference today!
If you are confused as to where we stand and where we are going; you cannot afford to miss the most eagerly anticipated morning session of the year.
Political expert, Justice Malala and economic scenario planner, Clem Sunter will divine the future for us, under the informed control of award winning radio journalist, Stephen Grootes.
The best way to “future-proof” your life and your business is by having access to superior information.
Our experts will help to get a better handle on the future of South Africa and its place in the world.
For more information click here or call Decision Makers 011 880 4808 or Book Now
To be entered to win two tickets to this event subscribe to this Sectional Title blog.
Draw will take place on the 15th October, at 12:00.
STBB 2-Keep-a-Breast MTB Challenge will be taking place on 10 October 2015 at Overgaauw Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.
The main aim of this event is to raise awareness about breast cancer and all proceeds go to their beneficiary: CANSA. Chas Everitt Western Cape is delighted to be one of the sponsors of this event.
In just 5 years the event has grown in stature to such an extent that it is now considered to be one of the prestige events on the annual MTB calendar, with around 1500 cyclists across all age groups expected to participate in this year’s ride.
Whether for cost saving, load-shedding or culinary preferences, gas stoves and other gas appliances have become the “in” thing in South Africa of late.
Our legislature took note of the increase in these installations and in 2009, amended regulations to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to oblige homeowners to ensure that they have a Certificate of Conformity when a gas appliance with permanent LP Gas cylinders is installed on the property. When the property is sold, certain additional measures must be adhered to.
Owners of units in sectional title schemes often query whether they may install a gas installation on common property (ie, those areas in the scheme owned jointly by all owners) or in their own units.
Find out more here.
Original Source: STBB
The Sectional Title Team and Chas Everitt wish all our Sectional Title residents a very happy Heritage Day.
The Sectional Title Team and Chas Everitt wish you a happy first day of Spring!
May the Spring season
fill your life with the fragrance
of fresh daisies
and the warmth of bright sun.