March 20, 2019

Property buyers: Beware unlawful occupiers!

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell” (Sir John Templeton, […]
March 20, 2019

Trustees at war: The removal remedy and its limits

“Animosity and difference of opinion are not sufficient to have a trustee removed from office and/or for the majority of trustees to unilaterally force another to […]
March 20, 2019

Traffic fines and admissions of guilt – Will they earn you a criminal record?

“We must not make a scarecrow of the law” (Shakespeare) A criminal record, even for a minor offence from decades back, comes with very serious and […]
February 12, 2019

The expulsion option

“…it can hardly be in the best interests of all concerned for this family to remain at the School” (Extract from judgment below) With the new […]
February 12, 2019

Liquidation and sequestration

“A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy” (Publilius Syrus, Roman writer) You are owed money by a debtor, whose “insolvent estate” is […]
February 12, 2019

First-time home buyers

Note: If you earn over R22k p.m. (the subsidy threshold) or aren’t personally in the market for a house in the “affordable housing” bracket, please think […]
February 12, 2019

Check your properties’ title deed

“Time is of the essence” (legal phrase meaning ‘speed is essential, there’s a deadline, this is an emergency, hurry up, do it now’ – The Phrase […]
December 13, 2018

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 […]
December 13, 2018

Tips for renting out your property

Regardless of whether the property you are renting out is a studio apartment, a cottage at the back of the garden or an entire estate, the […]
December 13, 2018

First-time home buyer?

Buying a property is a rather big deal, which is why you should be sure that you are able to afford it before you end up […]
December 13, 2018

There is a way to keep the view

When you purchase a house with a view, you probably think that you are going to enjoy this view every day for the rest of your […]