Property

August 6, 2018

Your body corporate and arrear levies: To sequestrate or not to sequestrate?

“…aye, there’s the rub” (Shakespeare) Levies are the lifeblood of a sectional title scheme, and the Body Corporate has a duty to recover arrears from defaulting […]
July 2, 2018

How to escape from a property suretyship

“Suretyship is the precursor of ruin” (Thales of Miletus, one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece) As the philosopher and mathematician Thales pointed out two […]
June 12, 2018

What happens if you cancel your lease early?

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” (Wise old adage) You sign a two year lease for a nice little apartment (or a large […]
May 24, 2018

Selling your property? There might be some costs you are not aware of

If you are selling property in South Africa, check what costs you have to pay, and whether they are applicable to you: Bond cancellation costs Cancellation […]
April 4, 2018

How to avoid disputes over jointly owned property

 “Co-ownership is the mother of disputes” (Roman law maxim) Buying property can be an excellent investment, but it can also be expensive. So sometimes it makes […]
April 4, 2018

From the horse’s mouth: House sales and the VAT increase

“If you hear something (straight) from the horse’s mouth, you hear it from the person who has direct personal knowledge of it” (Cambridge Dictionary) We all […]
March 5, 2018

Attorneys selling properties – Meet our property marketing team:

In addition to our specialised services in conveyancing, our practice has expanded our property law services to include the marketing and selling of our clients’ properties. […]
February 5, 2018

Security Estates: Are your rules enforceable?

“It is well established that contractual provisions are against public policy ‘… if there is a probability that unconscionable, immoral or illegal conduct will result from […]
February 5, 2018

Trustees: Your risk of personal liability in property sales

Firstly, a warning to anyone selling or buying property to/from a trust – have your lawyer check upfront that you are adequately protected by the terms […]
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