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September 4, 2014

TRANSFER OF A PROPERTY: IS VAT OR TRANSFER DUTY PAYABLE?

A Purchaser is responsible for payment of transfer cost when acquiring an immovable property, but it should further be established if the transaction is subject to […]
September 3, 2014

PROPERTY FRAUD: BUYERS, BONDHOLDERS BEWARE

“Our system of deeds registration is negative: it does not guarantee the title that appears in the deeds register” (extract from first judgment below)Although in practice […]
September 3, 2014

BUSINESS RESCUE AND SURETYSHIPS: CREDITORS AT RISK

Consider this scenario. It’s unfortunately one all too likely to face creditors in these hard times One of your corporate customers runs up a substantial debt, […]
September 3, 2014

LIVING WILLS: WHAT ARE THEY AND DO YOU NEED ONE?

“No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow” (Euripides) We will all die. We have limited control over what will eventually kill […]
August 5, 2014

A GAME OF HOMES: SEA VIEW WARS

“A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on” (Samuel Goldwyn) A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment underlines once again the need to […]
August 5, 2014

LAW: AN INSIGHT JOB

The Word of Gold: it’s fine to be a specialist, but don’t ignore the world beyond. by Stephen Gold “It is a miracle that curiosity survives […]
August 5, 2014

THE AUGUST WEBSITE: ENTREPRENEURS AND THE SILVER BULLET

“Silver Bullet, noun: A simple and seemingly magical solution to a complicated problem.” (Oxford Dictionaries) We all dream of finding one simple piece of advice that […]
July 2, 2014

LANDLORDS: MANAGING YOUR TENANT’S LIQUIDATION

In these hard times, you may well be faced with a situation where your tenant is liquidated (“sequestrated” in the case of an individual or trust, […]
July 2, 2014

IMMIGRANTS, VISITORS AND PARENTS: NEW TRAVELLING RULES, NEW RISKS

Extensive media coverage of the new Immigration Regulations suggests that they are very likely to be challenged in the courts as unworkable and unconstitutional, but bear […]
July 2, 2014

IMMIGRATION: YOUR BILL FOR THE NEW LAW

The new Immigration Regulations were gazetted on 22 May and came into effect on 26 May 2014. You’ve no doubt heard about some of the changes; […]
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