June 3, 2024

Is there a need for sectional ownership?

Professor C.G. van der Merwe, the doyen of sectional titles in South Africa, sets out the reasons for introducing sectional ownership into a legal system. He […]
June 3, 2024

Property advice in an election year

Buy now, sell later. This year, almost half of the world’s inhabitants will head to the polls to elect their new governments, including eight of the […]
June 3, 2024

Understanding tenant rights to property possession

It often happens that a tenant, for whatever reason, refuses, neglects or is unable to pay rent and falls into arrears. A landlord, frustrated with the […]
May 8, 2024

How to Obtain a Home Loan: Things to Consider Before You Apply

With most of the major interest rate hikes now out of the way, 2023 is set to provide a more stable environment for financially savvy, would-be […]
May 8, 2024

Eviction Order Prior to Removal of Unlawful Informal Settlement Structures on Private Property: Is it Necessary?

Should a land owner obtain an eviction order prior to the removal of informal settlement structures erected unlawfully, and without the land owner’s consent, on his […]
May 8, 2024

Neighbourly Disputes: Legal Solutions in South Africa

Disputes with neighbours can be challenging, often requiring tactful and legal approaches to resolve them effectively. In South Africa, these disputes can range from noise complaints […]
April 2, 2024

Avoid the Long-Term Implications of Skipping a Bond Repayment

Are you feeling the financial pinch? You’re not alone. Many South Africans are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their credit obligations. The cost of living […]
April 2, 2024

Reduce the pain of downscaling: Investing in a holiday home as a retiree

The decision to move out of a large residence in favour of a smaller or less expensive property, also known as down-scaling, is often viewed as […]
April 2, 2024

Can trustees sell trust property to their own company?

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently deliberated on whether a court sanction is necessary to validate the sale of shares owned by a trust to […]
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