Friday, August 15, 2008

Many owners with properties near the sea or perched on hill sides, have suffered in recent months with storms and washaways. Collapsing front boundaries, walls and driveways as well as structural cracking are problems.

Lack of landslip insurance or inadequate storm water drainage are main causes of the hardship. Up to R80000,00 per owner are some of the costs we have heard about.

To prospective property purchasers, we would recommend that all properties on slopes or with visible cracks be inspected carefully and owners be questioned about building and boundary stability to save costs and later fights with sellers.

These are two of the developments Mc Naught and Company have recently transferred properties in that are now faced with large unforeseen repair bills.

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