1. When purchasing a stand one must either deal with the Owner directly or through a registered real estate agent(this is an individual who is registered under the Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe)
2. One must insist on a deeds search if the stand has title deeds or get confirmation from City Council that indeed the owner of the stand is whom you are dealing with and it has been serviced, and verify this information with the supporting documents from city council.
But it is imperative to note that not all owners of properties are ethical and will try and fleece you, so it is essential to find a registered agent who can assist you from finding the right stand in the right location at the right price.
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