Cape Town

Tranquil Cedar Wood

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:

Kenilworth ApartmentCedar 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.

15 of the Very Best Braai Side Dishes

The Sectional Title Team and Chas Everitt wish all our Sectional Title residents a very happy Heritage Day.

Sectional Title Demand is Growing

Sectional Title properties remain popular in Cape Town South because of the many advantages this form of property ownership offers. Key factors driving the increased demand for sectional title properties are security, lifestyle and access to excellent amenities as well as the low maintenance required compared to a free-standing homes.

Investment for the future:

IMG_2539c_1There is no work that needs to be done on this North facing studio apartment in Letterstedt Court, Newlands. Close to Jammie Shuttle route and on the door step to Dean Street and Cavendish Square, this newly renovated studio apartment is a fantastic investment.

Contact Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116 or email charlene.f@everitt.co.za for further queries.

Charming ground floor apartment:

Wynberg ApartmentMeasuring a spacious 96m2 with a sunny enclosed balcony and three good sized bedrooms this apartment and complex has been very nicely maintained, and the surrounding gardens are calm and peaceful. Fairholme Close is complex located in Wynberg, a suburb filled with character, places of interest, lovely parks and excellent schools.

Contact Pat McCleland on 074 932 8586 or email pat.m@everitt.co.za for further queries.

Making Sense of Your Water Bill | City of Cape Town

Water_Slide_water_v1The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has launched a new and improved website, loaded with useful information that may assist residents, learners, students, educators and visitors.

The City is confident that the use of interactive diagrams, video clips, posters and brochures to present information in a more user-friendly way will significantly improve the experience of those visiting the Water and Sanitation Department’s new website, making it easier to access information and to interpret it.

‘For instance, by visiting http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Water residents will be able to access a detailed explanation about water tariffs and how we bill them for water usage, and how to apply for a water management device, or to be connected to the City’s water system. Selling your house? We list a few things to consider and we provide a brochure for new homeowners as well,’ says the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg.

The website is loaded with useful information for those interested in water and the way in which the City manages this scarce resource, such as:

  • how to report faults
  • how to log account enquiries
  • how to prevent sewer blockages
  • how to apply for a plumber’s licence with the City
  • tips on saving water
  • latest dam levels and historic levels, dating back to 2011
  • educational material on the Cape Town water and sanitation system
  • details of important projects that the department is working on
  • ongoing commitments to enhancing services to residents in informal settlements
  • consumer information for residents and businesses
  • by-laws and tariffs policy
  • vacancies

Read more

New Listing in Marlborough Park

One bedroom apartment with mountain views:

Marlborough ParkMarlborough Park is a residential complex consisting of four buildings. This complex boasts beautiful park-like gardens, a communal pool, laundry and braai facilities. We are offering a bachelor apartment in the Sedgemoor building, with beautiful mountain views.  Read more

Contact Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116 for further queries.

Show Time at The Claremont

Newly renovated penthouse living:

theClaremontNorth-facing three bedroom apartment in the Main Road-facing block A has two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen and living area. Open balcony with spectacular views of the mountain and Claremont CBD. This apartment also comes with a store room. With all modern finishes there is not a thing to be done.

Click on link to view more information about this Claremont apartment for sale.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116 for further queries.

New Load Shedding Schedule

The new schedules below are designed around the days of the month and reflect Eskom’s decision to implement loadshedding nationally on a regular basis and over weekends. They replace the previous schedules, which were designed around days of the week and were applicable for occasional loadshedding during peak demand times.

Loadshedding stages depend on the extent of the shortage of generation capacity to meet the country’s electricity demand, with stage 1 being the least serious, and stage 3b being the most serious.

Loadshedding outages generally last for about 2,5 hours, with one area being affected at a time during stage 1 and four areas being affected at a time during stage 3b.

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Show Time in Claremont

Penthouse living at its best: 

intabaFrom the moment you enter this spectacular apartment, Luxury and practicality are rolled into one with touches such as, wireless sound system, automated window treatments, double glazing, under floor heating, air conditioning throughout and top quality finishes. Make an effort to personally view this Penthouse, as we showcase this unique offering.

Click on link to view more information about this Claremont apartment for sale.

Contact Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116 for further queries.

Showhouse is on Sunday 24 January 2015, from 2pm – 5pm. 

Sold Sectional Title in Southern Suburbs

Two bedroom sectional title sold in Claremont:

claremontpropertyThis two bedroom apartment in the Main Road-facing block D has one full bathroom and an open-plan kitchen and living area. There is an open balcony allowing the sun to shine right into your living area and main bedroom. Read more…

Two bedroom apartment sold in Rondebosch:

12 (1)Modern and secure complex with views and style  A beautiful complex close to the Rondebosch Common and adjacent to a boutique shopping centre comprising of Woolworths, Ninos, Autobanks, Laundry and Video shop. Read more…

 

 

Contact Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116 for further queries.

Tenants Tips: Avoid Pitfalls when Renting Sectional Title Property

Intaba Building ImageChas Everitt – Lots of tenants relocate around year end, but before they sign the lease for their next sectional title apartment or townhouse, they need to take a few precautions says Greg Harris, CEO of Chas Everitt Property Rentals.

FINANCIAL POSITION OF COMPLEX AND OWNER
For a start, they should make sure that the financial position of the sectional title scheme is sound and that it is well-managed, because if the owners have been lax about paying or collecting the levies and the body corporate is short of money, the maintenance of the building or complex will inevitably suffer, and they could shortly find themselves living in run-down surroundings.

In addition, if it turns out that their landlord is one of the owners who are in default on levies, the unit they are renting could well be attached and sold in execution to pay for the arrears, leaving them in a very uncertain position.

WHAT IS INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED IN THE RENTAL?
Secondly, sectional title tenants also need to be very clear about what their monthly rental covers and if or how any increase in levies might affect them.

Generally, the unit owner/ landlord in a sectional title scheme is responsible for the maintenance and any repairs to the interior of the unit, while the upkeep of the exterior and common areas such as gardens and garages is the responsibility of the body corporate and is paid for out of the monthly levies.

However, this does not necessarily mean that tenants don’t have to worry about the annual levy increases or any special levies that may be imposed on owners. Before they sign it, they should check their lease carefully to see if it provides for the landlord to increase the rent in the event of any levy increase.

And while they’re about it, they should also find out if their rent includes parking, for example, or the use of a storage area, or if they will need to pay an additional monthly amount for that, and how they will be charged for municipal services. It is always better when units have their own separate electricity and water meters.

Billing can be very unfair and the cause of much unhappiness and even disputes in schemes where the body corporate still receives one overall account for services from the local authority and just divides it among the residents according to the relative size (PQ or Participation Quota) of their units.

WHAT ARE THE CONDUCT RULES? 
Then the third thing that prospective tenants need to check is the conduct rules that apply to a particular sectional title scheme. Legally, a copy of these has to be attached to the signed lease, but it is always a good idea to go through them before that.

For example, the lease document might omit to say anything about pets, but if the conduct rules say “no pets”, this could make the unit unsuitable for some tenants and it would be much better for all parties if they were aware of this before signing a lease.

WHO MANAGES THE COMPLEX?
And finally, it is worth bearing in mind that sectional title schemes are generally better-managed when the trustees have appointed a professional managing agency to collect and administer levies efficiently and to assist them to run the building or complex properly.
Other Articles of interest to Tenants
Tenant Rights in South Africa

Rental Housing Act Amendment

Author: Barry Davies