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April 1, 2014

YOU, YOUR NEIGHBOUR, AND YOUR (SUDDENLY STRONGER) DEMOLITION REMEDY

Yet another court decision – this time in the High Court – underlines the growing readiness of courts to order demolition of any building work carried […]
April 1, 2014

ARREAR MAINTENANCE: MUST YOU CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON?

“A maintenance order is granted to protect the vulnerable and ensure their support… the law seeks to promote an effective and accessible maintenance scheme … An […]
March 5, 2014

YOUR MARRIAGE: WILL FOREIGN LAWS APPLY?

As pointed out in our November 2013 issue, a vital first step in planning your marriage is to choose which “marital regime” will apply to it […]
March 5, 2014

THE DEVELOPER, THE UPMARKET GOLF ESTATE, AND THE “ADEQUATE” CLUBHOUSE

“Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose” (Winston […]
March 5, 2014

RUNNING AWAY TO JOIN THE CIRCUS

Recent regulations framed to give effect to the Immigration Amendment Acts, have many South Africans wondering whether someone dozed off and misunderstood what Mr Frost was […]
March 5, 2014

DESCRIBING MARITAL STATUS

When last did you fill in a form that didn`t ask you your marital status? It is important for most contracts that you disclose the property […]
February 5, 2014

PROPERTY: TROUBLE WITH TRUSTS

“The best time to buy a home is always five years ago” (Ray Brown)  Whether or not 2014 lives up to the forecasts of accelerating strength […]
February 5, 2014

BUSINESS BUYERS: DON’T DROP THIS BALL!

Before you buy any business, its goodwill or its assets, take legal advice as to whether or not the sale must first be advertised in terms […]
February 5, 2014

A TOP-DOWN LOOK AT USUFRUCT

Whether planning your estate, or accommodating your parents or children; usufruct is a useful tool for giving someone possession without having to give them ownership. Usufruct, […]
January 14, 2014

PROPERTY BUYERS: A R25m CAUTIONARY TALE

Property can be a great investment.  Just be sure to do your homework, and seek professional advice, before you buy. The R25 million damages claim Take […]
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