Yilungelo Lakho: Hidden costs when buying a house

Wouldn’t it be great if the price tag on your new house was all you had to pay? Well, in reality, there are a lot of hidden and compulsory costs of home ownership. And these have often come as an unpleasant surprise to consumers, especially to first-time buyers who are often dazzled by the prospect of owning their own properties. What are these obscure costs and what purpose do they serve?

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Watch Yilungelo Lakho every Friday at 13:30 on SABC 1. Catch the programme again on Mondays at 12:00 on SABC 1.

Yilungelo Lakho an interactive live show, aims at informing and educating consumers on their rights. Every Friday we focus on a particular topic for the entire hour – kicking off with an insert which serves as a background/scene setter, after which our studio guests/experts or commentators analyse the issue. Telephone lines are open during the whole show for viewers to participate.

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