March 6, 2017

Estate Agents: The simple mistake that cost a 10% commission

There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip” (very wise old proverb)   A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) case shows yet again […]
September 12, 2019

Home builders – Your contractor must register with the NHBRC

“…the Act is consumer-protection legislation designed to offer protection against incompetent builders and the construction of homes having structural defects” (extract from judgment below) In order […]
September 18, 2019

Employer vs employee: Can you use evidence obtained under threat of prosecution?

“… you are going to be a very sorry man you (sic) probably going to sit in jail tonight” (a “dirty dozen threat” quoted in the […]
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 […]
November 21, 2019

It pays to report crime! First offender’s 20 years in prison confirmed for R4.9m fraud

“The scourge of white collar crime, especially fraud, is currently the order of the day in our country. Fraud is a cancer that is crippling our […]
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 […]
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 […]