Petitions to close Galley Restaurant in Fish Hoek

Petitions to close Galley Restaurant in Fish Hoek
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A handful of Fish Hoek residents have started a petition to shut down a local beach restaurant called the Galley, claiming that the service is appalling and their standards very low.

Fish Hoek resident, Darlene West, created the petition to change the local amenities at the beach following consistent dissatisfaction from those who live in the immediate area.

“Fish Hoek Residents are fed up and aim to take action one way or another, to bring about change. We, as the people of Fish Hoek, want better options available on this, our shared, communal space,” reads the petition.

According to upset residents, it is also making it impossible for other restaurants to offer another option to beach-goers as it holds the only space available on the beachfront.

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Awards Time!

Awards Time!

It’s nearly time for the annual Chas Everitt National Real Estate Awards and flying the flag from False Bay area is Patricia Solomon who started with Chas Everitt in Fish Hoek as the receptionist!

A quiet and humble lady Patricia approached management and said – “I want to to do this! I can do this,” and indeed she did. Patricia sold 15 properties in 2019 and even more important has been recognised for having the highest positive returns from client feedback earning her the service award and the grateful thanks of the Chas Everitt Cape Town South franchise.

Ocean View – False Bay (View)
A property currently under offer with Patricia Solomon from Chas Everitt False Bay

New CT municipal bylaw amendment good news for landlords

New CT municipal bylaw amendment good news for landlords

Once promulgated in the Provincial Gazette, new municipal bylaw amendments by the City of Cape Town will allow “short-term letting from a house or flat for a period not exceeding 30 consecutive days for the same guest”.

Johette Smuts from PayProp says that while the amendments might mean an increase in rental in an already expensive city centre, the announcement is great news for landlords, and potentially positive for rental agents too.

“Previously, only single residential houses had the right to provide short-term letting (with the correct zoning). Body corporates, HOAs and other governing bodies retained control of short-term letting according to their own rules,” says Smuts.

Longer-term letting options may decrease

While Airbnb believes that this bylaw complements their model and has the ability to boost tourism in Cape Town, it could mean that the number of flats available for longer-term letting will decrease, as landlords can increase their income when focusing on more expensive short-term lettings.

Smuts says that for long-term rentals, a higher rental income means that agents have the ability to earn more commission on each property within their portfolio if the commission percentage stays the same.

“With the new bylaw amendments, some landlords might decide to rather rent their properties out on a short-term basis, without necessarily realising how much work it could be,” says Smuts. She recommends that agents take the opportunity to expand their service offering in response to this, and build on the established relationships they already hold with their landlords.

“Depending on the agent’s proximity to the property, some of the additional services that you’d be able to offer include key-collection and drops during certain times, organising reliable cleaning services, or even just putting out fresh flowers,” says Smuts.

“Even if a landlord decides to leave, always remain professional and deliver outstanding service. If they change their mind, you want their return business, after all!”


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Tears Christmas Market

Tears Christmas Market

Looking for gifts for Christmas? Shop until you drop and support a great cause at the @tearsanimalrescue Christmas Market on Saturday, 7 December from 8h30 to 13h30!

Our market last year was such a success and with a number of other traders asking to be included this year! Once again, we have managed to secure access to the Fish Hoek Civic Centre for this year’s event. We can’t wait to go even bigger and better than last year’s event!

There will be a range of stalls and vendors from food and drinks, cakes and sweets, dog toys, treats and accessories, various craft stalls and Christmas gifts, books and bric-n-brac, plants and other handy paraphernalia. This year, we’ll even have live music!

The Christmas Market vendors are some of our biggest supporters and leave TEARS such nice donations after the market. Please come and support them!


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Community message sponsored by Chas Everitt

Rob Downey Has Joined Chas Everitt

Rob Downey – Master Agent

Chas Everitt is pleased to welcome Rob Downey to our Cape Town South Team. Rob started in real estate in 1994 in the False Bay area and is well known in the both as a Sales Manager and a Master Agent with a consistent sale record particularly in the Noordhoek and Fish Hoek areas but has sold throughout False Bay.

Rob is inviting agents looking to further their real estate career with Chas Everitt to contact him on 084 576 7378.

City beaches awarded Blue Flag status

City beaches awarded Blue Flag status
Ten Cape Town beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status for the upcoming summer season.
Blue Flag is an international accreditation awarded to beaches that display excellence through meeting 33 criteria covering four categories: environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, and safety and services.
Bikini Beach in Gordons Bay, Camps Bay, Clifton Fourth Beach, Fish Hoek, Llandudno, Melkbosstrand, Mnandi, Muizenberg, Silwerstroomstrand and Strandfontein ticked the boxes and were awarded Blue Flag Status.

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Two new offices as Chas Everitt invests in the future of Cape Town

Two new offices as Chas Everitt invests in the future of Cape Town

Despite the recent slowdown in home sales in Cape Town which has seen many real estate companies scale down their operations, Chas Everitt International franchisees are investing in new offices in the metro in anticipation of a substantial turnaround in the not-too-distant future.

One of these is the new high-visibility operation in Constantia Village, at the heart of a plush heritage area that has been particularly hard-hit over the past 18 months by emigration, the stagnant economy and a decline in the number of upcountry and foreign purchasers.

“This will further strengthen our strong position and interest in Constantiaberg area where we already have offices in Tokai and Bergvliet,” says Chas Everitt Constantia principal Sally Gracie, “and will be used to expand our penetration of the upmarket belt along the mountain slopes from Constantia and Bishopscourt to Newlands.

Home prices here, as in many other areas known for their high-end real estate, have tumbled by as much as 30% as demand dried up, but well-heeled buyers are now beginning to see the opportunities inherent in this situation, she says, and sales are set to improve significantly in the coming summer “season”

“It also doesn’t hurt that we’ve had very good rains this winter which have filled up our dams and put an end to the drought and the threat of Day Zero which hung over Cape town for so long.”

Gracie says there has been a very positive response to the new office, with lots of walk-in custom from both local sellers and buyers interested in listings in this area. It has also prompted enquiries from several top local estate agents keen to join the group.

“We have exclusive mandates to sell some exceptional properties in Constantia (see photos) and Newlands and in the few weeks that we’ve been open have already made our first sales. We will shortly also have a team operating in Claremont.”

Meanwhile, the Ballan Group, which owns the Chas Everitt International franchises in George, Knysna and Sedgefield, has just opened a trendy new office in Bloubergrand on Cape Town’s west coast, under the leadership of sales manager Leonard Coetzee.

Named Chas Everitt Blouberg Metro, it covers a huge area – including Melkbosstrand, Table View, Parkland, Parklands North and Blouberg – that is generating well over 2000 home sales a year worth a total of at least R4,3bn, despite the current oversupply of new developments that is keeping a lid on prices.

“This part of Cape Town has become increasingly popular with local buyers over the past few years because it offers lower prices, a great beach lifestyle, excellent private schools and easy access to the city via public transport. Many people relocating to Cape Town from Gauteng and other inland provinces have also chosen to live here because of its relative affordability compared to the rest of the metro,” he says.

“It also appeals to a very broad spectrum of buyers, with apartment prices starting from around R750 000, home prices generally ranging from around R1,6m up to about R7,5m and exceptional beachfront properties going for as much as R25m. And we believe it is set for a significant revival within the next few months.”

As it is, he notes, the office has also notched up several sales in the few weeks it has been open and plans to have a total of at least 15 sales agents in the field by the end of the year.

Issued by Chas Everitt International

For more information contact

Sally Gracie on 021 712 5029 or

Leonard Coetzee on 021 204 9914