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January 31, 2024

The Possible Legal Risks Associated with AI In Business

Historically, interchangeable terms such as robots, automated decision-making and artificial intelligence (“A.I”) would be terms one would generally associate with the future. Technology that businesses or private individuals would only […]
January 31, 2024

Why Buyers Should Ask for Building Plans (and Why Sellers Should Supply Them)

“No person shall without the prior approval in writing of the local authority in question, erect any building in respect of which plans and specifications are to be drawn and […]
January 31, 2024

A Valentine’s Day Thought for Life Partners: What is a “Universal Partnership”?

“Marriage is the chief cause of divorce” (Groucho Marx) This Valentine’s Day, think about the legal aspects of your romantic relationship. They’re a lot less exciting than the traditional declarations […]
January 31, 2024

“Pay Extra for My Generator or I’ll Cut You Off During Loadshedding”. Can a Landlord Do That?

Loadshedding continues to plague us and our businesses, and when tenants are connected during power cuts to their landlord’s alternative power source – such as a generator – it is […]
January 9, 2024

Why Property Developers Should Consider Registering A Trade Mark

It is no surprise that the past several years have shown a significant surge in residential estate developments throughout South Africa. This remarkable growth shows a clear demand for such […]
January 9, 2024

Moonlighting Without Consent is Misconduct – A Firing Offence

“…moonlighting as a matter of principle is unacceptable…” (extract from judgment) Up to a quarter of all middle-class South Africans are reported to “moonlight”, that is to run a part-time […]
January 9, 2024

Estate Planning: Remember your Pets!

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” (Mahatma Gandhi) For many of us our pets are a central […]
January 9, 2024

Now Creditors Can Apply for Directors to be Declared Delinquent – Why is That Important?

“He who is quick to borrow is slow to pay” (Old proverb) A recent High Court decision means that, for the first time, creditors of debtor companies are specifically cleared […]
November 30, 2023

Festive Season Sellers: Start Getting Your Compliance Certificates Ready

“If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree” (Jim Rohn) It’s that time of year again – summer sunshine, happy holidaymakers in festive mode, and […]
November 30, 2023

Plan Your Estate to Protect Your Family – Two End-of-Year Questions to Ask Yourself

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” (Songwriters Pola & Wyle) As the end of another year approaches, with its family celebrations and holidays, take the time to check […]
February 7, 2023

Conveyancing, Property, Real Estate: When Your Buyer Can’t Get Finance, Could a Kustingsbrief Save the Sale?

There’s nothing to pour cold water on the excitement of a successful house sale quite like the realization that the buyer isn’t going to get a bond from the bank. […]
July 13, 2021

Property Law: Buying a Property in Your 20s

The property market has been a more advantageous ground recently than it has been in the past few decades. Especially if you are a millennial, who’s news feed keeps you […]
March 16, 2021

Property Law: Buying a Property – Check the Seller’s Marital Status!

If you are taking advantage of our current low interest rates and reduced selling prices to buy a property, make sure that you establish the seller’s marital status with something […]
January 26, 2021

Property Law: Make the Property Transfer Easy by Picking the Right Conveyancer

Since property transfers are some of the highest-value transactions that you may make in your lifetime, it naturally follows that you need to ensure that you don’t let your money go […]
November 13, 2020

Property Law: Burning Both Ends of the Property Candle

Buying a new home is always an adventure – but what if you’re still trying to bring a previous adventure to a close? Facilitating the transition of homeownership comes with an array of concerns that are unavoidable […]
November 13, 2020

Property Law: Thinking of Buying Instead of Renting?

The property market has been labelled a buyer’s market for most of 2020. Even though this year has proven to be disastrous in many respects, many factors have been beneficial for property buyers. From the historically […]
October 19, 2020

Property Law: Casting the Line in the Right Place

If you want to catch more fish, you cast a wider net. It’s simple logistics. But if we are talking about selling your property, the answer may be the exact opposite. While you do want the highest possible number […]
October 19, 2020

Property Law: Landlords and Tenants – Alert Level 1 and the New Eviction Rules

The flood of lockdown lay-offs and salary reductions has left many tenants struggling to find rent money, and their landlords wondering how to cover their bond repayments and other expenses. […]
August 18, 2020

Property Law: Property – Green Shoots, Agent’s Commission and Fidelity Fund Certificates

Dollar billionaire Andrew Carnegie said it a century ago, and it still rings true – wise property investment can be hard to beat when it comes to accumulating wealth. The […]
August 18, 2020

Property Law: Early Cancellation of a Lease Agreement

2020 has been an unpredictable year, to say the least. Each new week seems to hold its own uncertainties and concerns. In such times, tenants of residential property may be […]