September 30, 2019

Unlawful occupiers: Eviction is possible, but neither quick nor easy

“It is only once the court concludes that there is no defence to the claim for eviction and that it would be just and equitable to […]
September 30, 2019

How to stop vital evidence being destroyed

“Surprise the enemy” (Sun Tzu in ‘Art of War’) You suspect that someone you are suing (or about to sue) will destroy or hide vital evidence […]
September 30, 2019

Can your bank take your money without permission?

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it” (Bob Hope) A recent High Court decision […]
September 30, 2019

Warning: Property email scams surging

“Forewarned is Forearmed!” (Wise old saying)  Why yet another warning about cyber-scams in the property industry? It’s because the hard fact is that the criminals are […]
September 30, 2019

Business rescue: Are your suretyships enforceable? a R5.5m lesson for directors and creditors

“Some people use one-half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it” (George Prentice, newspaper editor and author) You are […]
September 30, 2019

Equal pay for equal work: Can you differentiate without unfairly discriminating?

“Prohibition of unfair discrimination: No person may unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly, against an employee, in any employment policy or practice, on one or more grounds, […]
September 30, 2019

Directors at war and the liquidation option: A tale of sibling rivalry

“Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) A company’s directors have both the power and the duty to […]
September 30, 2019

You signed a property sale agreement, can you still accept a better offer?

You put your property on the market and an acceptable but not-perfect offer comes in. On the “a bird in the hand is worth two in […]
September 30, 2019

Expats and employers: Plan now for the new expat tax changes

“An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way you lose your shirt” (Comedian Fred Allen) This article is important to you if […]
September 30, 2019

Security estates: Can you fine speedsters?

“When the [property owners] chose to purchase property within the estate and become members of the Association, they agreed to be bound by its rules” (extract […]
September 30, 2019

Estate agents: Securing your trade secrets (and your commission)

“In short, it [a Fidelity Fund Certificate] is a licence to practice without which you cannot practice.” (Extract from judgment below) As an estate agent you […]