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November 5, 2013

PROPERTY SELLERS: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ATTORNEY!

When you come to sell your house or other property, you have the right to nominate your own attorney to attend to the conveyancing for you.  […]
October 9, 2013

LIQUIDATION CLAIMS: LIABILITY INSURANCE TO THE RESCUE?

It’s unfortunately an all too familiar story in these hard times – your debtor fails and is liquidated, and you are left with nothing but a […]
October 9, 2013

HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS: COLLECT THOSE OUTSTANDING LEVIES!

The resolution was met with severe opposition and the implementation thereof finally reversed.Three recent matters brought before the court clearly indicated that the status quo will […]
October 9, 2013

DONATIONS

A donation is defined in the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 as “any gratuitous disposal of property including any gratuitous waiver or renunciation of […]
October 9, 2013

SELLING PROPERTY? WATCH YOUR WORDING!

When you agree on a sale, ensure that your agreement is both clear and comprehensive – or risk the pitfalls of litigation.A case recently before the […]
September 9, 2013

DIRECTORS PART 1: YOUR DUTIES, AND YOUR RISK

Your risk of personal liability for any “loss, damages or costs”, sustained through your actions (or omissions) by any company of which you are a director, […]
September 9, 2013

SECURITY ESTATES BEWARE: YOUR LEVIES AT RISK IF OWNER GOES UNDER

There are many advantages to living in a security estate, provided that the HOAs (Home Owners Associations) which normally run them are financially sound. Since HOAs […]
September 9, 2013

DIRECTORS PART 2: HOW TO LIMIT YOUR LIABILITY

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking […]
September 6, 2013

10 REASONS TO MEDIATE YOUR DIVORCE

Divorces are ideally suited to be resolved through mediation. Why is that?  Primarily because it’s cheaper, faster, less damaging and offers customised solutions for the particular […]
August 7, 2013

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 […]
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