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August 7, 2019

Unlawful occupiers: Eviction is possible, but neither quick nor easy

“It is only once the court concludes that there is no defence to the claim for eviction and that it would be just and equitable to […]
August 7, 2019

Can your bank take your money without permission?

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it” (Bob Hope) A recent High Court decision […]
August 7, 2019

Warning: Property email scams surging

“Forewarned is Forearmed!” (Wise old saying) Why yet another warning about cyber-scams in the property industry? It’s because the hard fact is that the criminals are […]
July 3, 2019

Employers: What is your duty to accommodate religious beliefs?

“The employer has a duty to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious freedom unless it is impossible to do so without causing itself undue hardship. It is […]
July 3, 2019

Airbnb owners and buyers – Should you be worried about the new regulations?

“While travel on our platform accounts for less than 1 in 8 visitors to South Africa, those guests boosted the economy by R8.7 billion and helped […]
July 3, 2019

Your Last Will: The dire consequences of neglecting formalities

“It is not intended for the Court to make a will for the deceased based on what his intentions may have been” (Quoted in the judgment […]
July 3, 2019

Property transfers and trust account theft: A R720,000 warning

“The issue of whether a conveyancing attorney receives the money as the agent of the seller, or of the purchaser, or of both, or as trustee […]
June 6, 2019

The story of the orphaned only child, his greedy uncle and his brave aunt

After Siphe’s father died, he was taken in by his paternal aunt Bulelwa, living in her crowded shack in Delft.  Xolani, Siphe’s paternal younger uncle muscled […]
June 6, 2019

You signed a Property Sale Agreement, can you still accept a better offer?

You put your property on the market and an acceptable but not-perfect offer comes in. On the “a bird in the hand is worth two in […]
June 6, 2019

Directors at war and the liquidation option – A tale of sibling rivalry

“Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) A company’s directors have both the power and the duty to […]
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