August 21, 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 […]
August 21, 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 […]
August 21, 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 18, 2019

Child maintenance in arrears? The contempt of Court Enforcement option

“It has regrettably become all too common in divorce litigation that allegations are traded back and forth between the parties, with scant regard for the obligation […]
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

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 […]
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

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 […]
November 21, 2019

“Seller’s remorse” and “subject to sale of the buyer’s property” – Can they sink the sale?

“If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree” (Jim Rohn) The upcoming festive season, with its mass migrations of happy holiday-makers […]
March 17, 2020

Running a Business in a Residential Area – Check Your Zoning First!

You decide to open a home business, or perhaps you are about to buy a house in order to run a business from it. You apply […]