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

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

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 […]
March 13, 2024

Understanding Your Rights: Breach and Penalty Clauses in Property Agreements

When buying immovable property, the offer to purchase serves as an agreement between buyer and seller. Within this document, certain clauses demand meticulous attention from both […]
March 13, 2024

Complex Living: Be Aware of the Hidden Costs

When considering the purchase of a unit within a complex, it’s crucial to look beyond the surface-level expenses such as the advertised levies. Without thorough research, […]
March 13, 2024

Are You Using Your Residential Property for an Unauthorised or Illegal Purpose?

Residential homeowners must be aware of the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the case of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan […]
January 30, 2024

The pivotal role of technology in e-conveyancing

Legal conveyancing is a crucial aspect of property transactions in South Africa. It involves the transfer of property ownership from one party to another, and historically, […]
January 30, 2024

Understanding mortgage bond cancellation: Key steps and considerations

In South Africa, the process of cancelling a mortgage bond is commonly necessitated when a property is sold or the bond is fully paid off. This […]
January 30, 2024

Domicilium Citandi Et Executandi in South African Law

How is it possible that someone can obtain judgment against me, without my knowledge of any summons issued against me or a court date to state […]
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