Property

June 17, 2020

The new age of property viewings has arrived

The real estate industry has always been known for utilising the latest technologies available to bring buyers and sellers together. From announcements at Town Hall gatherings […]
June 17, 2020

Is it time to say goodbye to your business?

South Africa has been experiencing very slow economic growth and international rating agencies have subsequently downgraded South Africa’s investment outlook to “junk status”. This, and a […]
June 17, 2020

Understanding force majeure in relation to contractual obligations

Common Law position – in absence of a “force majeure” clause A force majeure is an act of God or man (such as a war, strike, […]
May 15, 2020

How to become a parent

When it comes to the structure of families, Bob Dylan described it adequately when he said, “the times they are a-changing’”. The liberation of sexual orientation […]
May 15, 2020

What are your rights when it comes to forced COVID-19 testing?

As the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across the globe, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize has expressed his concern that there is not enough testing being done […]
May 15, 2020

Post-lockdown property

At the end of the national lockdown, many South Africans will have gotten to know their properties better than the architects who designed them. For some, […]
March 18, 2020

Analysis of important recent cases

A recent judgment by a full bench of the Kwazulu-Natal High Court has revitalized the debate whether an amendment to a pleading should be allowed if […]
March 18, 2020

Relief for Low-Income South Africans

Microfinance versus financial inclusion In order to define ‘financial inclusion’, its relationship with microfinance must first be understood. Microfinance is a financial service offered by financial […]
January 16, 2020

Paternity leave for men

From January 2019, working South African men are entitled to 10 days of paternity leave after the birth of their child. The Labour Amendment Act also […]
January 16, 2020

How to invest in co-working spaces

When walking into a co-working space, the first thing you will notice is that the atmosphere feels completely different from a regular office. You will feel […]
May 14, 2019

Demystifying “non-refundable deposits”, “rouwkoop” and “penalty clauses” in sale of property agreements

The sale or purchase of a property is for many people one of the most important transactions that they will enter into in their lifetime. The […]
February 25, 2019

Joint ownership: How do I terminate without the co-operation of the other joint owner?

Nature of joint ownership: Joint owners own undivided shares in the property which they own jointly. Consequently, the joint owners cannot divide the joint property while […]
October 23, 2017

What does the Deeds Office do?

The Deeds Office is responsible for the registration, management and maintenance of the property registry of South Africa. If you are planning on buying a house, […]
February 27, 2017

What is a Title Deed?

If you are planning to buy a new property, you will need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you are […]