Introduction to Property Ownership Course: Part 2

Introduction to Property Ownership Course - Part 2

This 10-day course is a follow-on to Property Ownership Part 1.  It gives additional insight into the development of different types of ownerships, being Sectional Title, Share Block, Group Housing and Retirement Schemes.

Introduction to Property Ownership – Part 2

Whether you are a property practitioner, an investor or a developer, this short online course is designed to give you knowledge of how best to develop a scheme, what ownership will apply and then how to manage that type of ownership. We will discuss the following:

  • Property Development Schemes
  • Sectional Title Schemes
  • Management of Sectional Title Schemes
  • Retirement Schemes
  • Sale of units in Schemes

Each scheme has different objectives and different usages.  It is critical as a property developer that you understand at the outset the regulated legislation that is applied to a scheme both during the planning period and after the hand-over of the end product.

This course outlines all of the above for each different scheme type.

To buy this 10-day skill-enhancing Introduction to Property Ownership – Part 2 course, please click the “Take this Course” button and get started on your real estate journey!

Commercial Property Management Course

Commercial Property Management Course

Commercial property management involves a broad spectrum of duties and responsibilities to maximise returns for property owners.

How is this achieved? Our Commercial Property Management Course covers the full spectrum of commercial property management ensuring the management of the assets is aligned to the property owners’ objectives.  It includes the following:

  • Taking on the responsibility of managing the finances of the operation
  • Dealing with all legal requirements including litigation and contracts
  • Legislative compliance
  • Maintenance plans
  • Managing tenants and leases to

It is the responsibility of the property manager to understand and use the best technology for the property he or she is managing.  This will enhance financial reporting, allow you to maximise rental revenues, and reduce operating costs.  Technology systems also capture and project safety procedures and maintenance plans.

To buy this 8-week skill-enhancing Commercial Property Management course, please click the “Take this Course” button and get started!

Introduction to Property Ownership Course: Part 1

Introduction to Property Ownership Course: Part 1

This 10-day course gives both the investor and the property practitioner hands-on knowledge enabling him/her to understand the benefits of purchasing in the right vehicle, so that the profitability of the investment is maximised.

Introduction to Property Ownership Course – Part 1

This short online course is carefully explained so that any Property Practitioner entering the industry will be able to easily grasp the content and apply it to his daily interaction with his clients. It covers the following topics:

  • Property Development Schemes
  • Sectional Title Schemes
  • Management of Sectional Title Schemes
  • Retirement Schemes
  • Sale of units in Schemes

It further goes on to discuss what each of these schemes entails, what a person buys when he buys into a scheme, the legal requirements in respect of a sale and what an investor must know when buying into a scheme.

Sectional Title Schemes are very popular in South Africa as they offer advantages to the owner such as security of title, shared costs and management.  You will understand how a Sectional Title Register is opened and the obligations of the owner of the property.  Retirement Schemes are in demand and a buyer must understand the full impact of purchasing into such a scheme.

To buy this 10-day skill-enhancing Introduction to Property Ownership Course – Part 1, please click the “Take this Course” button and get started on your real estate journey!

Introduction to Property Development Schemes Course

Introduction to Property Development Schemes Course

This 10-day course will give you a solid understanding of property development schemes.  It outlines the different categories and explains their usages which is useful to any person who is investing in or selling a property in South Africa.

Introduction to Property Development Schemes Course

Property Development Schemes is designed to ensure that you understand the intricacies of investing in a property.  Once you have completed this course you will have a clear understanding of:

  • Sectional Title
  • Freehold
  • Share Block
  • Housing Development for Retired Persons
  • Group Housing

As an investor, you must understand the different property development schemes that are offered on the market.  As a successful property practitioner you must be in a position where you can easily As a property investor or even a first-time home-buyer, you must understand the different schemes so that you invest astutely.

As a property practitioner, you must be able to explain the different development schemes to your buyers, and this course will ensure that you can do just that!

To buy this 10-day skill-enhancing Introduction to Property Development Schemes course, please click the “Take this Course” button.

Introduction to Land Use Controls Course

Introduction to Land Use Controls Course

Introduction to Land Use Controls Online Course

This 10-day course will give you a basic understanding of different land uses as contained in all South African Town Planning regulations, and how to change or adapt these uses to allow you to successfully develop a property.

Introduction to Land Use Control

Land Use Controls govern what a buyer or tenant can achieve on a property and what a seller can accrue for the property.   The course gives a thorough overview of:

  • Subdivisions
  • Special Consents
  • Rezoning Applications and Certificates
  • Removal of Restrictions from Title Deeds
  • Town Planning Schemes and Guides

Without this knowledge a Property Practitioner may sell or let a property, without realising the full value of the property should another usage be applied for.  This course explains the many steps that have to be taken to achieve the new usage.

Local town planning offices differ from area to area, all are governed by legislation and the various processes are regulated.  It is imperative that the Property Practitioner has a good understanding of these processes and can investigate different options on a particular erf, to achieve the best possible usage for that property.

To buy this 10-day skill-enhancing Introduction to Land Use Controls course, please click the “Take this Course” button.

Introduction to Mandates & Commissions Course

Introduction to Mandates & Commissions Course

Introduction to Mandates & Commissions Online Course

This 10-day course will enhance your knowledge giving you confidence in knowing that your commission is secure when you are listing a property.  You will be able to use the skills provided to professionally conclude a mandate wherein both you and your client understand how commission is earned and when it is paid.

Introduction to Mandates and Commissions

This short online course highlights not only mandate types but the services that the property practitioner must offer to his client to ensure a successful mandate. The mandate is the very start of the property transaction and it must set the pace for the way forward.  In this skill-enhancing course we cover:

  • Open Mandate
  • Sole Mandate
  • Exclusive Sole Mandate
  • Commissions
  • Client Services

It is a waste of the property practitioners time to conclude a mandate with a seller or landlord unless he or she is confident that the transaction will result in a sale or rental, and that the practitioner will be paid for the work he has performed, timeously.

Many practitioners do not understand the simplicity of this initial task in the property chain.  They spend a vast amount of time beating about the bush and not concluding a clear mandate.  A client must have full confidence in his appointed practitioner and this can only be achieved with professional communication.

To buy this 10-day skill-enhancing Introduction to Mandates and Commissions course, click the “Take this Course” button and get started!

Introduction to Trust Accounts & Fidelity Fund Course

Introduction to Trust Account & Fidelity Fund Online Course

Introduction to Trust Account & Fidelity Fund Online Course

This short 10-day course will take you through the basic understanding of what is required of the Property Practitioner by the Regulatory Authority when applying to become a real estate property practitioner and how to manage trust funds.

Our skill-enhancing online course carefully explains legislated requirements, so that any Property Practitioner entering the industry will be able to easily understand what the compliance factors surrounding both fidelity fund certificates and trust accounts.

The fidelity fund is insurance protecting the public against any misconduct he or she may encounter when concluding a property transaction with a real estate property practitioner. For this reason, it is regulated that all property practitioners must hold a valid current fidelity fund certificate, failing which they will not be allowed to trade.

Trust accounts are legislated by the Act, and all real estate firms must hold at least one trust account and adhere to the regulations surrounding trust accounts.  Non-compliance can result in a penalty and/or a jail sentence.

To buy this 10-day skill-enhancing Introduction to Trust Account & Fidelity Fund Online Course click “Take this Course” and get started on your real estate journey!

Introduction to Property Law Course

Property Law in South Africa

Introduction to Property Law Online Course

This 10-day course will take you through the basic understanding of what is required of the Property Practitioner in the field, and what knowledge he must have so that he can confidently guide both his buyers and sellers through the legalities of purchasing a property.

Introduction to Property Law

This short online course is carefully explained so that any Property Practitioner entering the industry will be able to easily grasp the content and apply it to his daily interaction with his clients. It covers the following topics:

  • Immovable property
  • Title Deeds
  • Servitudes
  • Real Rights
  • Ownerships
  • Transfer

It further goes on to incorporate the usages of vacant land, freehold houses, sectional title apartments, group housing schemes, share block and retirement schemes as well as warehouses, retail and office parks.

There are many aspects of property law that a property practitioner must be aware of, such as permanent fixtures, expropriation, prescription, real rights, insolvency, taxes and so forth.  All of these and more form part of the valuable information in this course.

To buy this 10-day skill-enhancing course, an Introduction to Property Law, please click the “Take this Course” button and get started on your real estate journey!

FIC Compliance Course

FIC Compliance Course

The FIC Act lists estate agents –as defined in the Estate Agency Affairs Act, 1976 (Act 112 of 1976) – as accountable institutions and requires them to be fully compliant with the FIC Act. Why are Property Practitioners listed in the Act as accountable institutions?

The property sector has been identified as being at risk of being abused by money launderers. This sector has been used to hide funds and as a vehicle to help criminals introduce their proceeds into the financial system.

The property space has the potential for criminals to put into practice all three aspects of typical money laundering activity: placement, laying and integration. Furthermore, they can clean or hide large amounts of money in a single transaction. The purchase of a dwelling, plot or building for a large sum of money, for example, may not raise too many alarm bells. For these reasons, estate agents can become easy targets for criminals wanting to use them to launder their illicit funds. Given that estate agents are familiar with their industry, their clients’ behaviour and their habits, these industry experts are also best suited to identify when certain behaviour is suspicious or unusual.

Central to being listed under Schedule 1 of the FIC Act as accountable institutions, estate agents are required to fulfil seven obligations to achieve compliance with the FIC Act.

FIC Compliance Course

Why was FICA amended? – The pressure to strengthen the Act came about following the infamous Fidentia Pyramid Scheme, one of South Africa’s biggest financial scandals to date. Fraudster J Arthur Brown was able to defraud 47 000 widows and orphans of their savings, amounting to more than R500 million. This showed that the legislation we had clearly wasn’t enough.

The biggest factor that led to the amendment was South Africa’s membership in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the international regulatory body dedicated to fighting money-laundering. Prior years saw South Africa fall short of the requirements for membership, which meant we were under threat of being kicked out. And without membership, our local banks would have been unable to meaningfully participate in the global banking community.

All entities classified as “accountable institutions” in terms of Fica must comply, which includes the latest amendments.

Click the “Take this Course” button below for this 30-day FIC Compliance course and ensure that you and your agency remain compliant with FIC.

Property Management Course

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Property Management Course

Are you the next Property Management Mogul – Do you want to:

  • Be the leader in maintaining and controlling the use of asset and investment resources?
  • Negotiate and manage resources for facilities management?
  • Evaluate the viability and performance of a real estate portfolio and
  • Manage the marketing and leasing of commercial, industrial and business properties?

If this is your requirement then you must take this course!  It is designed to ensure that you will understand how to achieve all the above techniques and above all it will help you to strategise and prepare yourself for success in these fields.  The course supplies you with templates and valuable training material.

Once found competent, you will be issued with a PropAcademy Certificate of Completion. A property practitioner who has been certificated against or exempt from NQF Level 4 will receive 22 SAQA credits which can be used towards another full qualification such as the NQF Level 5 Real Estate.

Property Management: 22 Credits

Property management short course has been developed to provide higher-level training for property practitioners, brokers and facility managers.  The goal is to provide higher-level, more targeted training, focused on some of the electives that enable performance in key business areas.

Facility and portfolio managers are often restricted to the administration and maintenance management of an investment and are not privy to the exciting dynamics of negotiation in managing a full investment portfolio, selling businesses, selling and leasing commercial and industrial opportunities.  This course will show you how to manage the full spectrum.

If you want to advance your career in real estate, click the “Take this Course” button below and start your 12-week Property Management course today!