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 […]
September 30, 2019

Property sellers: Don’t pay “future rates”

“Cause they told me everybody’s got to pay their dues  And I explained that I had overpaid them” (Sixto Rodriguez in ‘Cause’) Before you as seller […]
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 […]
December 18, 2019

Property sales and trusts: Demand proof of trustee authority

“If you want to make your house easy to sell, make it easy to buy” (Anon)  You are overjoyed at receiving a good offer for your property – not easily achieved in these hard times and […]
June 19, 2020

Lockdown! Nuisance Neighbours and How to Handle Them

It looks as if we will still be under “restricted movement” orders for a while – even when we finally get down to Alert Level 2 […]
July 13, 2020

Electronic Signatures in Property and Other Transactions

When reading this article, kindly keep in mind that there are some specific exceptions where a physical (“wet ink on paper”) as opposed to an electronic […]
August 12, 2020

Property Subsidence: New Law, Strict Liability and Ubuntu

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare – your property starts subsiding and as the tell-tale cracks in the living room widen alarmingly, it begins to dawn on you […]