September 28, 2018

Legally owning a firearm in South Africa

Many people in South Africa own a firearm or intend to own one in the future. However, the right to possess a firearm is not guaranteed […]
September 28, 2018

Fearing Foreclosure: What are your rights as the homeowner?

The recent junk status announcement has shaken us into a quick action of tightening our belts and letting go of luxuries to afford our day to day expenses. This […]
July 18, 2018

How do I cancel a lease?

What happens when a landlord or a tenant wants to cancel a lease? What rules and what legislation apply? What protection does the law provide? If […]
May 16, 2018

Sectional titles: What is the role of the body corporate?

When it comes to sectional title schemes, there is still widespread misunderstanding of even the basics, starting with the body corporate and how it is established, […]
January 22, 2018

How to evict an illegal tenant

Landlords who have tenants that they believe are occupying their premises illegally may not forcefully remove such tenants. The Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful […]
November 20, 2017

Removing an unpaying tenant

If your tenant has failed to pay his or her rent, it can be tempting to simply kick them out yourself and change the locks. However, […]
July 11, 2017

Co-owning property with someone else: The ups and downs

What is co-ownership? Co-ownership is when one or more people jointly own the same property. In essence, it is when they legally share ownership without dividing […]
May 10, 2017

Me, my neighbour and that tree

The house was just perfect – the right neighbourhood, well-established garden, beautiful trees waving in the breeze with just the right amount of shade next to […]
January 11, 2017

What are tenant and landlord duties?

When it comes to letting a property – both the tenant and the landlord should always enter into any letting agreements openly and honestly and intending […]