September 10, 2020

Options to Renew Leases – Risks for Landlords and Tenants

Leases often give tenants an option to extend or renew at the end of the current term, and tenants who lose sight of the value and […]
September 10, 2020

Buying a Business? Make Sure the Seller Publishes Notice of the Sale

With our economy in trouble and the ongoing pandemic and lockdown damaging more and more businesses by the day, sales by distressed companies and traders are […]
September 10, 2020

Directors, Trustees: Can You Hold Your AGMs and General Meetings on Zoom?

Regrettably the pandemic still shows no sign of going away any time soon, and the social distancing it has brought to our “new normal” leaves companies […]
October 9, 2020

Landlords and Tenants: Alert Level 1 and the New Eviction Rules

The flood of lockdown lay-offs and salary reductions has left many tenants struggling to find rent money, and their landlords wondering how to cover their bond […]
October 9, 2020

Is Your Will Valid?

Sooner or later we must leave our families to face life without us, and of course these are particularly dangerous times for us all. Make sure […]
October 9, 2020

Home Businesses – Is Yours Legal?

The sharp upsurge in businesses operating remotely as a result of the pandemic lockdowns means a lot more people working from home – most presumably in […]
October 9, 2020

Friends and Lovers: Before You Lend Out Your Car…

This is a case of a “love relationship” gone wrong but the principles of vehicle ownership apply to any situation in which you lend a motor […]
November 10, 2020

Does Your Dog Bite? Your (Substantial) Risk Remains

Dog owners (in fact owners of any potentially dangerous domesticated animal) should take note of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA)’s recent refusal to extend the […]
November 10, 2020

Collecting Maintenance in Hard Times – Threaten Jail Time

Getting money out of serial maintenance defaulters is a notoriously difficult exercise, but even the most recalcitrant and cunning dodger will baulk at the prospect of […]
November 10, 2020

POPIA: A Practical 4-Step Action Plan for your Business

The media is still awash with warnings about the dangers of not complying with POPIA (the Protection of Personal Information Act). The risks of non-compliance are […]
November 10, 2020

Parking Bay Disputes – Enforcing Complex Rules

There are many advantages to living in residential estates and sectional title developments, but there are also rules and responsibilities. A common source of friction in […]
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