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July 4, 2017

Attorneys selling properties: Better, easier and cheaper

Since November 1998, when I started Chris Fick & Associates, we have been assisting our clients with the private marketing and selling of their properties. Over […]
July 4, 2017

Trusts: New directive on independent trustees

If you plan to form a trust, you need to know about a new directive from the Chief Master of the High Court to all Master’s […]
July 4, 2017

Evicting your troublesome tenant: More problems with PIE

“The effect of PIE is not and should not be to effectively expropriate the rights of the landowner in favour of unlawful occupiers. The landowner retains […]
July 4, 2017

Your property sale agreement: Be careful how it’s worded!

“In war and litigation, both sides suffer” (old Roman proverb) Here’s yet another reminder from our courts on how important it is – if you want to […]
June 5, 2017

QUIZ

At 1400 meters, what country has the highest low point on the continent? A. Swaziland B. Uganda C. Lesotho D. Ethiopia Correct answer is: C. Lesotho Lesotho is a mountainous, landlocked […]
June 5, 2017

WILL YOUR ANC PROTECT TRUST ASSETS ON DIVORCE?

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision illustrates once again how essential it is, before getting married, to have your lawyer structure your antenuptial contract […]
June 5, 2017

BUYING A PROPERTY AND NEED A HOME LOAN? 8 REASONS WHY A HOME LOAN PRE-QUALIFICATION MAKES SENSE

Buying a property is most likely the largest investment one will ever make. First get a formal indication of the home loan you can qualify for. […]
June 5, 2017

WHAT IS AN OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE? WHY DO YOU NEED IT?

“Cheops’ Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget” (Robert A. Heinlein) Hopefully you won’t have to wait 20 years for your new dream […]
June 5, 2017

ATTORNEYS SELLING PROPERTIES: WHAT’S NEW?

Attorneys selling properties has become a big topic for discussion in the property industry. However, this is nothing new. Attorneys have been selling properties for and […]
May 9, 2017

CREDITORS: YOUR SPECIAL NOTARIAL BOND IS GOOD FOR 30 YEARS

Some good news for creditors here – the SCA (Supreme Court of Appeal) has just held that a 30 year prescription period applies to special notarial […]
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