Property security plays a vital role in the value of your home in South Africa.What to do when you consider buying in South Africa.
With crime statistics as high as what they are, property security is a worthwhile investment for you to consider when buying/renting.
A large number of homeowners in South Africa are aware of the crime trends and the influencing factors that drive their decision to improve residential and commercial property security.
Especially those living in secured estates/complexes. These types of properties, among other reasons, often see a higher return on investment because of the added security that comes with living in a gated community. There are various factors to consider when you are considering buying property in South Africa. We have a few helpful suggestions listed below to help you
When purchasing a property, residential or commercial, it is important to consider the area you are buying in. Thorough research of crime statistics in the area can help you to make your decision.
Take a look at the list of tips to consider when purchasing a property below:
- Find out more about the area you have considered buying a property in by speaking to informed locals. You will be able to gather information about the residents, crime, and future plans for the area.
- Take a drive through the area at different times of day to see the activity in and around the neighbourhood.
- Is the area well maintained and are there parks and other multiple-use areas in the neighbourhood that are being utilised by residents?
- Consider the security of the property you are looking at buying or renting. Does the home have an alarm system and security gates, bars and doors? What measures have been taken to secure the home?