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 […]
June 29, 2015

Is it beneficial to create a trust?

A trust can be described as a legal relationship which has been created by the founder, who places assets under the control of trustees. This either […]
June 29, 2015

Maintenance

What can you do to enforce a maintenance order against a person who is responsible for paying maintenance, but fails to do so or is paying […]
July 28, 2015

Maintenance – not only for children

When the word “maintenance” is mentioned, many people think of women claiming maintenance for minor children, or alternatively, women claiming maintenance from their ex-husbands. However, in […]
July 28, 2015

Me, my neighbour and that tree

The house was just perfect – the right neighbourhood, well-established garden, beautiful trees waving graciously in the summer breeze with just the right amount of shade […]
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 […]
August 28, 2015

The Living Will

Most  people are familiar with a will or testament and understand the importance of having this legal declaration drafted, by which the testator nominates an executor […]
August 28, 2015

Fixtures and fittings

Many transfer attorneys have heard the question from a seller: “May I remove the stove or the curtain rails or the shelves or the … ?” […]
August 28, 2015

Implications of estate duty

Estate duty is charged on the dutiable value of the estate in terms of the Estate Duty Act. The general rule is that if the taxpayer […]
August 28, 2015

Co-ownership of land

The word “co-ownership” in relation to land means that two or more persons own land simultaneously in undivided shares. A share in land does not represent, […]
August 28, 2015

DTS prestige convention

DTS Attorneys hosted their 6th  annual DTS prestige convention for estate agents at the beginning of August. The theme for this year’s convention was “Proudly Port […]