June 29, 2015

When is a tenant an illegal occupant?

Where the contract of Lease is breached in any way by the tenant and he or she after receiving notice thereof has not remedied such a […]
July 28, 2015

What does a suspensive condition in a contract really mean?

Most people that have bought a property may have noticed a clause dealing with suspensive conditions in the contract of sale. Usually these conditions relate to […]
October 27, 2015

Suspensive conditions in a deed of sale: Know your obligations

Imagine signing a deed of sale for your dream house and later discovering that the contract lapsed because you obtained bond approval one day too late. […]
October 27, 2015

How to change your marital status to another form of marriage contract

Section 21(1) of the Matrimonial Property Act No 88 of 1984 provides that a husband and wife may apply jointly to court for leave to change […]
March 7, 2016

Validity of Antenuptial Contracts

One must be careful when drafting and signing an Antenuptial Contract. Aside from ensuring that the contents is all correct, one must also ensure that all […]
March 7, 2016

Contracting with minors in a digital context

In this article, we examine whether contracts entered online by minors, using their parents’ credit cards, are legally binding in the specific context of social media […]
August 10, 2016

Plot and plan: The strange case of the unsigned sale agreement

You buy a plot in a residential development and the developer agrees to build you a house to stated specifications and plans.  You pay in full […]
October 21, 2019

Dementia and incapacity: What is a power of attorney and is it forever?

Although the actual prevalence per capita of dementia is reportedly on the decline, aging populations ensure that it is becoming more and more of a problem […]
January 23, 2020

Your Written Contract Should Cover Everything – No Oral Evidence Allowed!

Here’s another warning from our courts to make sure that all your contracts are properly drawn to reflect both accurately and fully what you have agreed […]