Balwin Properties – Rental Deposit


Townsend Office Park, 1 Townsend St., Bedfordview, Germiston
Johannesburg
South Africa2008

I rented and apartment unit at the Sandown for my elderly parents when we moved for Johannesburg to Cape Town. When we left the handover inspection was done and Ruben mentioned that the vanity in the second bathroom was damaged to which I told him was impossible as we didn’t use the second bathroom and that it was always that way. After having to follow up on my deposit refund a month later, they deducted R6000 for a new vanity which I complained about and asked for before and after pics. They have not sent me my complete report and are holding my full deposit ransom unit I accept the charges

Balwin Properties – Water line


Townsend Office Park, 1 Townsend St., Bedfordview, Germiston
Johannesburg
South Africa2008

When Baldwin built our home they ran the waterline into another lot. Now that lot is in the building phase and cut our waterline while digging for the foundation. Baldwin did not run out waterline on our property. Called to ask them to come and look to find out a fix on how to proceed. They will not even come out to look at it and was told I can file a lawsuit. Would not allow me to talk to a supervisor. This is not the first issue we have had. At the 1 year inspection they gave us supplies and 60 dollars and asked us to fix the issues ourselves. They are not customer friendly and do not follow through on their responsibilities.

Balwin Properties – Loss of rent blamed on tenant moving out


Townsend Office Park, 1 Townsend St., Bedfordview, Germiston
Johannesburg
South Africa2008

Stayed in Balwin Properties rental in Van Buuren Estates Bedfordview, never resigned my one year lease so we automatically went onto month by month rental agreement. Got broken into at 5am, police recommended more burglar bars, asked Balwin properties, denied immediately by email, moved out next day and requested return of deposit(as reasonable request for increased security was not honored), just received email(4 months later), no return of deposit and invoicing me for loss of occupancy for 4 months from the Chairman of Balwin Properties.

Balwin Properties – Bond application


Townsend Office Park, 1 Townsend St., Bedfordview, Germiston
Johannesburg
South Africa2008

Good Day,

During the month of June 2017 I submitted an application for a 1 bedroom apartment at Balboa Oakdene, I gave them clear instructions to only submit a bond application with the bank I am currently working for. My application got declined with the bank that I was working for. Which was okay. I was never interested in a bond with any other bank. I did respond to their email stating that I am not interested in a bond with any other bank. But they still sent my application to other bank which has now affect my credit record negatively. What I would like to know is what right do they have send my private and confidential information to other banks without my permission. I am really disappointed in your companies behavior .

Balwin Properties – Illegal dealings by green park boksburg


Townsend Office Park, 1 Townsend St., Bedfordview, Germiston
Johannesburg
South Africa2008

I am disgusted in the manner management at green park boksburg is conducting themselves.
They have illegally cut the power and solar water to our unit due to us been 7 days late on rent! This is against the law and I have had enough and will be pursuing legal action against all who are guilty of this. I was told that power will be restored when I give them a date that I can pay which I have done and they have done nothing to rectify the wrong doings on there part.

I would recommend that you hire people that are not going to run your brand into the ground as this is morally and criminally wrong punishable by a fine and /or imprisonment which I will now pursue.

I hope that all responsible realise the gravity of taking the law Into their own hands.

Disgusting!!!

Balwin Properties – Remove BnB from The Blyde River walk estate


Townsend Office Park, 1 Townsend St., Bedfordview, Germiston
Johannesburg
South Africa2008

The Blyde is a residential estate for individuals and families who want convenience and fun for themselves and their families.

That has been nothing but a fairy tale for those that bought property with the intention of living in the estate and raising the childrenin the estate as the estate has become a BnB.

The owners no longer enjoy the beauty of the lifestyle center as it is overcrowded by visitors to Bnb.
The security Risk is very high as you have new tenants every week gaining full access to the entire estate.
The noise levels are unbearable as most coming to the BnB party every weekend till late.(leading to a call to security to manage noise levels as part of your weekend routine)
The Estate has become a super spreader for Covid as we have different people from difference provinces each week going in and out of the estate.
New neighbors every week, and parties every weekend creates discomfort and insecurity especially for those with children, families and valuables in their units as this in its own is a security risk.
Traffic congestion at the entrance is long due to the sign in of visitors to BnB especially on weekends.

Buying property at The Blyde has now become a nightmare to families and individuals living in the estate and definitely leads to minimal enjoyment of all the benefits of buying property or living in the beautiful estate.

We have been told the developer has approved this and allowed it.

Can the developer please consider the security, the health and life’s of those that purchased property and those that live in the estate and PLEASE RECONSIDER THIS DECISION

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Balwin Properties – The Reid


Townsend Office Park, 1 Townsend St., Bedfordview, Germiston
Johannesburg
South Africa2008

Firstly I have complained multiple times before and nothing was done.
We were charged occupational rent for an apartment that was ALMOST COMPLETED, however it is far from being suitable to live in.

Every morning Monday to Sunday, without fail at 6:30am the construction workers begin on site and finish work at 6pm. Including Public holidays, I may add. Since the 1st of December 2020 until today 23 February 2021 we have only had 1 week of sleep and that was around Christmas. 1 WEEK OF SLEEP IN 3 MONTHS.
The noise is unbearable and you we cannot sleep through it. The shouting and whistling of workers, the grinding, JCB and stampers comes right through our closed doors and windows. I have recorded everything and will attach some of the many videos I have of just how ridiculous this really is.

Other than the noise we have water and electricity cuts daily!! We have construction workers up and down our staircase all through the day. Often even opening our front door mistakenly thinking it is a unit they are working on.

Balwin offers 12 month levy holidays and R50, 000 Take A Lot vouchers but you can’t look after your current clients in making them happy. It is seriously ridiculous!!

Either stop working from 3pm on Saturdays and all of Sunday or compensate us for the inconvenience of having this disturbance to ease the constant burden.

Balwin Properties – Green park complex


Townsend Office Park, 1 Townsend St., Bedfordview, Germiston
Johannesburg
South Africa2008

I am never renting from balwin again, and I will suggest the same to everyone that I meet.
Your utilities collection is absolute rubbish, getting billed every month now for payment they failed to collect because they read the meters wrong, every month I am being billed hundreds extra for something I assumed I had paid months ago… If it werent for this immoral contract you have me tied to I would be gone in a heart beat… Suck it balwin!!! I had such high expectations from you but you let me down on all fronts.

Balwin Properties – Deposit


Townsend Office Park, 1 Townsend St., Bedfordview, Germiston
Johannesburg
South Africa2008

Good day

I have an issue with regards to my deposit, i enquired with sales team (Carmine lord – the reid) while browsing on the net about 2bed apartment and they said for me to get full info i should pay a deposit online, which i did and received AOS doc which i then realised that not really what i want and i then ask to cancel the deal which they say i have to sign AOS to get refund.

I signed AOS from there they switched on me that they need to get decline letters from all the banks which they only got one approval which was very expensive at 7.95% interest rate and 30 years term unrealistic.

I am not happy with the deal and they are forcing me to a deal otherwise i have to forfeit my deposit, i mean the system doesn’t provide a clause upon making online payment.

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Balwin Properties – The underhand Bias, Racist, con-artist salesmanship service we received from Balwin ( Raymond White – Ryan Head office


Townsend Office Park, 1 Townsend St., Bedfordview, Germiston
Johannesburg
South Africa2008

My son KC PILLAY purchased an apartment from Balwin Developers for the amount of R 499.000, Apartment 1321 in Greenpark
my son and his boss viewed and apartment on 20 August 2020 and was happy with the apartment
The keys to apartment 1321 was handed to his boss in December because my son was working from home in Durban. He paid occupational rent for DECEMBER AND JANUARY. The property was registered on his name on the 28 January 2021

When my son went to Greenpark JHB on Saturday 20 Feb 2021, He noticed the number on the door changed to 1325, He was never contacted with regards to this number change . The lights and water is registered on his name for apartment 1321 which has now become 1325

my son emailed Raymond White to sort the issue of the number change, he did not get a response. He now being told the apartment he has is R630.000

my son has never met his sales agent Raymond White until today 24.02.2021 – All the appliance fixtures says its apartment 1321
Please dont rob us Balwin – It’s is fist time home owner