September 30, 2019

How the “Historical Rates” judgment affects you

 “It is declared that, upon transfer of a property, a new owner is not liable for debts arising before transfer from the charge upon the property […]
September 30, 2019

Do you need an “Advance Directive” or a “Living Will”?

 “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome” (Isaac Asimov) If you don’t want to be kept artificially alive – without your consent […]
September 30, 2019

Security complexes: Can you use Telkom ducting for Fibre?

“Possession is nine-tenths of the law” (wise old idiom) Optic fibre is bringing “superfast broadband” to an exponentially-increasing number of South African homes and businesses. And […]
September 30, 2019

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 […]
September 30, 2019

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 […]
September 30, 2019

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 […]
September 30, 2019

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 30, 2019

Check your properties’ Title Deeds

“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 […]
September 30, 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 […]
September 30, 2019

Proving your claim in a liquidation or sequestration: When you should, and when you shouldn’t

“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 […]
September 30, 2019

Private schools and parents behaving badly: 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 […]
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