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June 25, 2019

IP/IT Law: ECT Act And Sale Of Immovable Property

With the introduction and growing use of digital technology in the business world, the South African Electronic Communications Act was enacted in 2002.  The main object of the Electronic Communications […]
June 25, 2019

Wills, Estates & Trusts: Die Gebruik Van Trusts Tydens Erflatings

Daar bestaan heelwat onkunde oor die gebruik van trusts tydens erflatings. Hierdie artikel poog om lig op hierdie belangrike kwessie te werp. ’n Inter vivos trust staan ook bekend as […]
June 25, 2019

Dispute Resolution Law: When Does A Foreign System Of Law Apply To Your Contract?

It is a requirement in the South African Law of Contract that, for a contract to come into existence, an offer to contract must be made by one party to […]
June 25, 2019

Employment Law: Does An Employee Have The Right To Freedom Of Religion?

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, is the supreme law of the land and all conduct and legislation must comply with it. The Bill of Rights contained […]
June 10, 2019

Family Law: Matrimonial Property Regimes

My partner and I are getting married soon and have heard about the different matrimonial property regimes one can enter but I am not sure what the difference is and […]
June 5, 2019

Employment Law: Expats And Employers: Plan Now For The New Expat Tax Changes

“An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way you lose your shirt” (Comedian Fred Allen) This article is important to you if you are either a […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: Landlords & Tenants: Can A Tenant Cancel A Lease?

When it comes to cancelling a lease early, both landlords and tenants must be aware of their responsibilities. It’s important to note that the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) has been […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: Land Expropriation Bill: What It Means For Your Landownership Rights

During 2018, the African National Congress (ANC) announced its intention to drastically speed up the land reform process in South Africa when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he would be […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: What Documentation Is Needed For Buying A Property In South Africa?

You’ve scoured the web for what feels like weeks, and you’ve finally found your dream home! You’ve put in your offer, and it’s been accepted. But before you can pack […]
April 24, 2019

Litigation Law: Small Claims Courts – From 1 April You Can Sue For Up To R20,000

The monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts has been increased from R15,000 to R20,000 from 1 April 2019. Not all claims can be pursued in a Small Claims Court – […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: Landlords & Tenants: Can A Tenant Cancel A Lease?

When it comes to cancelling a lease early, both landlords and tenants must be aware of their responsibilities. It’s important to note that the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) has been […]
June 5, 2019

Conveyancing Law: What Documentation Is Needed For Buying A Property In South Africa?

You’ve scoured the web for what feels like weeks, and you’ve finally found your dream home! You’ve put in your offer, and it’s been accepted. But before you can pack […]
June 5, 2018

Conveyancing Law: Title deeds when buying or selling property

If you’re planning to buy a new property, you’ll need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you’re the owner of the property. You’ll need […]
June 5, 2018

Litigation Law: How to evict an illegal tenant

Landlords who have tenants that they believe are occupying their premises illegally may not forcefully remove such tenants. The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act […]
July 27, 2017

Property Law: What are your rights to views and privacy?

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune” (Miguel de Cervantes)  Another warning to do your homework before you buy or develop property comes from a recent High Court decision to […]
June 15, 2017

Estate Agents: The simple mistake that cost a 10% commission

There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip” (very wise old proverb)   A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) case shows yet again how essential it is […]
June 13, 2017

Property Law: Airbnb – Is hosting your property on Airbnb legal?

What is Airbnb? It is becoming increasingly popular, especially amongst younger property owners, to host their property on Airbnb. Airbnb, an online hosting website (www.airbnb.com), is a platform where residential […]
October 12, 2016

Selling property? Check for VAT before you sign

“There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip” (very old and very wise proverb) You sell your property for a good price and, with the deal in the […]
October 12, 2016

Lost views and rising damp: Lessons for home buyers

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” (Eleanor Roosevelt) Here’s the story of yet another bitter dispute between neighbours over the […]
June 2, 2016

Property agreements: An alteration could sink your sale!

“Agreement makes law” (Old legal maxim) Although in our law most verbal contracts are binding, property sale agreements are an exception.   They must be in writing and signed by the […]
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