June 23, 2016

DTS Rodel Tenpin challenge: 157 blankets collected for charity

What a night!!! The annual DTS Rodel estate agents’ tenpin challenge attracted 22 teams this year and 160 players. The atmosphere was packed with excitement to […]
August 10, 2016

Neighbours behaving badly: Nip illegal building in the bud!

Bad neighbours don’t just impinge on your enjoyment of your property; they can also cause serious harm to its value.  So if you notice illegal building […]
August 10, 2016

Plot and plan: The strange case of the unsigned sale agreement

You buy a plot in a residential development and the developer agrees to build you a house to stated specifications and plans.  You pay in full […]
August 10, 2016

Meter wars: A consumer strikes back

“You can’t fight city hall” (old idiom decrying the futility of trying to fight a bureaucracy) You challenge the accuracy of a services account from your […]
September 12, 2016

Your Will and a practical plan for your loved ones

 “Where there’s a will, I want to be in it” (Anon) Whether you are young or old, healthy or ill, single or attached, you should have […]
September 12, 2016

Trumped! A home owner can be evicted as an unlawful occupier

Did you know that even as the owner of a house, you could still be evicted from it as an “unlawful occupier”? That could happen if, […]
September 12, 2016

Directors and personal liability: The little-known section waiting in ambush

Since the “new” 2008 Companies Act came into effect in 2011, directors and other company officers have had to shoulder a raft of additional responsibilities and […]
October 6, 2016

Lost views and rising damp: Lessons for home buyers

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” (Eleanor Roosevelt) Here’s the story of yet another bitter dispute […]
October 6, 2016

Selling property? Check for VAT before you sign

There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip” (very old and very wise proverb) You sell your property for a good price and, with […]
October 6, 2016

Divorce maintenance: Can you contract out of it?

“The concept of chivalry is beyond his comprehension and lies dead and buried in his mind, if it ever existed” (Part of the Court’s scathing assessment […]
November 14, 2016

How can a person get married in South Africa?

A person can get married in terms of a civil marriage, customary marriage, civil union or religious marriage. A religious marriage is not recognised as a […]
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