Property

October 5, 2021

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 […]
October 5, 2021

How to minimise your business’s risk of internal crime

Every now and then a new news story is published of an employee who steals a great sum of money from the company they work for. Most […]
October 5, 2021

Arbitration as a method of dispute resolution – Part I

Arbitration is one of a few dispute resolution mechanisms which include conciliation (negotiation), mediation, and litigation. It is regulated by the Arbitration Act 47 of 1965 (“the Act”) as amended. The Act […]
September 21, 2021

#6 What the hell is that?

As promised, herewith some phobias beginning with the letters K- N K Phobia Condition Koumpounophobia Fear of buttons on clothing.  This phobia regularly leads to feelings […]
August 27, 2021

Gross vs net profit: Why numbers are deceiving

In the world of business, your earnings can make a large difference between getting investors to invest in your business and being completely overlooked. Many business […]
August 27, 2021

How to deal with a nuisance created by your neighbours

Urbanisation, and the consequent magnitude of residential estates that are becoming increasingly dense and populated, requires individuals to abide by the municipal by-laws and regulations and […]
August 27, 2021

Smart accounting: Are you VAT compliant?

The last several years have seen an increase in “smart accounting systems” that have online capabilities and that can integrate with various other business solutions. These […]
July 1, 2021

#5 What the hell is that?

As promised, herewith some phobias beginning with the letters H, I, J, K and L. H Phobia Condition Halitophobia Fear of bad breath.  This is a symptom in […]
June 25, 2021

Business-to-business agreements: The questions you need to ask

Your business success relies on your interaction with clients/customers and other businesses. Your profit is directly proportional to the behaviour of these external role-players. Dealing with individual clients/customers does come […]
June 25, 2021

The low-down on property auctions

Buying and selling properties through auction has always been a staple of the real estate market. And to this day, it remains one of the best ways to purchase properties at bargain prices. Unfortunately, numerous misconceptions around properties that […]
January 14, 2021

Caring for your loved ones by caring for their future

We’ve all seen it in movies and novels: A young unsuspecting person wakes up one day to find out that they had been left an extraordinarily […]
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, […]
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