Security is a foremost concern for many if not most homeowners in South Africa today. Fences and walls surrounding properties have become a common feature today. What do they mean for a property’s value and saleability?
Fencing and walling for security purposes began in earnest in the 1980s, and gathered steam ever since. Worries about crimes affecting home spaces are real. For many buyers, a security fence or wall (not merely a boundary demarcator) is a non-negotiable.