Property Law / Conveyancing

July 8, 2020

Electronic signatures in property and other transactions

We all know that verbal agreements, although fully binding for most types of transaction, are a recipe for uncertainty and dispute. It’s not just a question […]
May 11, 2020

Conveyancing firms work together

WE ARE PART OF A GROUP OF CONVEYANCING FIRMS PROVIDING INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND SUPPORT TO PROPERTY OWNERS, BUYERS & SELLERS. THIS INITIATIVE BEGAN DURING THE LOCKDOWN […]
February 10, 2020

Does an expired lease automatically continue month-to-month? At what rental?

Your residential fixed-term lease expires but for whatever reason you don’t sign a new one. Nor does the lease say anything about what will happen on […]
January 22, 2020

Rights and responsibilities of usufructuaries

In a recent inquiry a client wanted to know what the responsibilities of his parents are as usufructuaries of the property he bought from them. The […]
December 3, 2019

Property owners, buyers and agents: Lost title deeds and bonds – Don’t delay!

“He who hesitates is lost” (Wise old proverb) In January 2019 new amendments to Regulations for the replacement of lost title deeds (and similar documents like […]
December 3, 2019

Property sales and trusts: Demand proof of trustee authority

“If you want to make your house easy to sell, make it easy to buy” (Anon) You are overjoyed at receiving a good offer for your […]
November 11, 2019

“Seller’s remorse” and “subject to sale of the buyer’s property” – Can they sink the sale?

“If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree” (Jim Rohn) The upcoming festive season, with its mass migrations of happy holiday-makers […]
November 11, 2019

Conveyancing news: Is your title deed safely filed away?

To replace a lost title deed will be more cumbersome and costly from 1 January 2020 Make sure the title deed of your property is filed […]
October 17, 2019

Landlord vs tenant: When can you cut electricity or change the locks?

“Spoliation is the wrongful deprivation of another’s right of possession. The aim of spoliation is to prevent self-help. It seeks to prevent people from taking the […]
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