Property

March 3, 2016

PROPERTY BUYERS: MUST YOU PAY THE PREVIOUS OWNER’S OLD DEBTS?

Imagine this. You buy your dream house. You take transfer. You book a date for your move with Fred’s Furniture Removals. But when you apply for […]
March 2, 2016

CONTRACTING WITH A COMPANY: CHECK FOR DIRECTOR AUTHORITY!

A recent High Court judgment reminds us once again of how important it is, when dealing with a company, to check that whichever director/s you are […]
November 30, 2015

BODY CORPORATE v NIGHTMARE NEIGHBOUR: COURT TO THE RESCUE

“His demeanour at this time was highly aggressive, flying his arms about and it was clear to me that he had to prevent himself from lashing […]
November 30, 2015

YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON GUIDE TO HOME BUYING AND SELLING

“Buy land – they’ve stopped making it” (Mark Twain) Selling or buying a house can seem like a complicated and confusing process but help is at […]
October 5, 2015

PROPERTY FOCUS – Betty’s Bay Property: 4217 sq metres

Our client, Mr André Pilz, has been travelling through Africa on his bicycle since April 2013. To date he has done 15 000 km and is currently in […]
September 7, 2015

LANDLORDS – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS IN BUSINESS RESCUE

Our business rescue legislation aims to save, wherever possible, any company in financial difficulty from total collapse and liquidation. So for example the BRP (Business Rescue […]
July 7, 2015

MORTGAGES AND SECURITISATIONS: CRUCIAL NEWS FROM GRAHAMSTOWN

Securitisation is becoming a huge issue all around the world. A case currently in front of the Grahamstown court has highlighted this practice among banks in […]
April 9, 2015

THE NEW TRANSFER DUTY RATES: WILL YOU PAY LESS, OR MORE?

In a nutshell, the transfer duty tax breaks announced in Budget 2015 will reduce costs for most middle-income households but will increase costs of property transactions […]
March 12, 2015

HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS: ARE YOU STILL AT RISK ON INSOLVENCY?

Here’s a scenario that is unfortunately a real risk these days – You are a member of a Home Owners Association (HOA), Your HOA is struggling […]
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