February 10, 2020

Signing a Will by making a mark

In a recent matter a Will, signed by the testatrix by means of affixing her fingerprint on the document, was not accepted by the Master of […]
January 22, 2020

January is “Divorce Month”: Beware the dangers of DIY

The festivities are over, the bills are coming in and everyone is returning to reality. Couples who for most of the year only have to live […]
January 22, 2020

Your written contract should cover everything – No oral evidence allowed!

Here’s another warning from our courts to make sure that all your contracts are properly drawn to reflect both accurately and fully what you have agreed […]
January 22, 2020

Must you pay tax on your rental income?

Letting out property can give you an excellent “annuity” income, and if that concept appeals to you and a buy-to-let property comes your way at the […]
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

All companies: Prepare for the mandatory new CIPC compliance checklist

The CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) has announced that its new “compliance checklist” requirement, voluntary until now, becomes mandatory for all companies and close corporations […]
December 3, 2019

Visiting South Africa with kids just became easier – Here’s what you need to know

“We’re all going on a summer holiday…” (Cliff Richard) With the Festive Season (and our Summer Holidays!) well and truly upon us, you may be inviting […]
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

About to marry? Don’t forget your ANC and the 3 types of marriage

“And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need” (P.G. Wodehouse) Wedding Season being once again […]
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