March 2, 2022

Property Practitioners: To BEE or not to BEE

On the 01st of February 2022, the Estate Agency Affairs Act, Act 112 of 1976 was, in its entirety repealed by the new Property Practitioners Act, […]
July 1, 2021

Servitudes: Not for the property owner’s enjoyment

Title deeds registered over immovable land, often contains a condition to which such property is subjected to. Such a condition may appear in the form of […]
November 26, 2020

Does a court need to consider if a property was the primary residence of a deceased and his family during foreclosure proceedings against the estate?

The prevailing Covid-19 pandemic with its devastating impact on the economy and causing a dramatic loss of human lives has again shed light on foreclosure proceedings […]
October 23, 2020

General guidelines regarding the authentication of conveyancing documents signed outside of South Africa

It is not always possible for a client to sign their transfer and bond documents within South Africa.  Certain circumstances necessitate that a client sign documents […]
June 30, 2020

Selling your Property? You have the right to choose the Conveyancer

Selling a property is a significant financial transaction. It can be a daunting undertaking especially if it is your home and largest asset. Common law determines […]
August 28, 2018

Protection of primary residence during the foreclosure process

The main purpose of the insertion of Rule 46A in the Rules of the High Court is to try and obtain a constitutional balance between the […]
July 20, 2018

Rates and taxes vs water and electricity

Did you know that there is a difference between rates and taxes charged on property and the utility you pay for water and electricity? Often these […]
July 12, 2017

Is the tenant or landlord responsible for the water leaks?

Questions, and sometimes disputes, often arise between landlords and tenants regarding where the responsibility lies with the maintenance of a property. The simple answer is that […]
September 9, 2014

Kapitaalwinsbelasting en die verkoop van ‘n eiendom

Kapitaalwinsbelasting het in werking getree op 1 Oktober 2001. Kapitaalwinsbelasting is betaalbaar op die wins wat ‘n verkoper maak wanneer sy eiendom verkoop word. Wat beteken […]
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