February 8, 2016

Could your property debts be cancelled?

“How, on these figures, an employee of the bank could conclude that the farming may prove to be successful, is beyond me. It seems that money […]
April 1, 2016

Rates up after a property revaluation? Object, but do it properly!

Your local municipality is entitled to revalue your property (with reference to recent sales of similar properties in your area) at regular intervals. Of course any […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 7, 2016

Buy That House! You’re off the hook for the Seller’s Municipal Debts

“Why should a municipality be entitled to visit the sins of a predecessor in title upon innocent third parties when there is no relationship or connection […]
February 15, 2017

Barking dogs driving you batty? Noisy neighbours and the interdict option

“Nuisance usually involves repeated infringement of the Plaintiff’s property rights. An objective weighing up of the interests of the various parties, taking into account all the […]
February 15, 2017

Buying and selling property: Who pays the taxman?

Note: What follows is of necessity just a general summary of some complex provisions, there are various exemptions and exceptions (such as possible zero-rating of going concern […]
July 1, 2017

Evicting your troublesome tenant: More problems with PIE

“The effect of PIE is not and should not be to effectively expropriate the rights of the landowner in favour of unlawful occupiers. The landowner retains […]
July 1, 2017

Your property sale agreement: Be careful how it’s worded!

“In war and litigation, both sides suffer” (old Roman proverb) Here’s yet another reminder from our courts on how important it is – if you want […]
September 30, 2019

Your property sale agreement: Be careful how it’s worded!

“In war and litigation, both sides suffer” (old Roman proverb) Here’s yet another reminder from our courts on how important it is – if you want […]