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Sectional Title body corporates, and Covid-19

Sectional Title body corporates, and Covid-19

“I live in a small sectional title scheme and am on the body corporate. We have tried to comply as much as possible with the Covid-19 regulations but am unsure about what we may or may not do in this time. Is it possible to get some guidance in this regard?” As South...

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How valid is a marriage contract if not confirmed by court?

How valid is a marriage contract if not confirmed by court?

“I have been married to my husband for more than 20 years. We were both in our early twenties when we were married according to customary rites as well as civilly out of community of property. Since then my husband has built up a few successful businesses and a few...

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How to Find the perfect tenant

How to Find the perfect tenant

The success or failure of your rental property will be determined by the tenant you choose to live in it. When a bad tenant moves in, it can lead to stress and financial loss on the owner’s part, but when a good tenant moves in, it can lead to peace and financial...

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Demystifying the executor of a deceased estate

Demystifying the executor of a deceased estate

During a person’s lifetime s/he will gather assets, in other words, belongings such as a house or a motor vehicle. These assets and liabilities will form part of a person’s estate. At the death of that person, his/her deceased estate must be administered, in other...

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Electronic signatures – valid or just fantasy?

Electronic signatures – valid or just fantasy?

The COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown, as well as the continued restriction on many economic activities, has created severe financial pressure for many businesses, especially from a cash flow perspective. It is therefore vital for businesses to not only...

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Who gets to choose the conveyancing attorney?

Who gets to choose the conveyancing attorney?

“I’ve finally found a buyer for my property. I want my brother, who is an attorney, to do the transfer on the sale because then I know it will be done right and fast, but the buyer wants his attorney to do the transfer stating that as he has to pay transfer costs, it...

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What to do when you settle your homeloan

What to do when you settle your homeloan

“After nearly 20 years I’m finally at the point where I’ve just about repaid my home loan. This has me wondering though, what happens or what I should do when I pay the final instalment?” The first thing to do after you pay your final instalment to the bank is open a...

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Sectional title schemes: A developer’s obligation

Sectional title schemes: A developer’s obligation

A developer who wishes to establish a sectional title scheme on a piece of land where there is an existing building, has certain statutory obligations should the building be wholly or partially let for residential purposes. This is not applicable to commercial leases....

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Is the real estate market catering to everyone?

Is the real estate market catering to everyone?

Knowing who’s in the lead when it comes to the property market is difficult. The traditional progression used to be: Finish your studies; find a job in which you’ll stay until retirement; get married; buy a starter home; start a family; work hard and finally retire....

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In terms of the Government Gazette Vol:657 Dated 26 March 2020 No 43164 - Information regarding COVID19 can be found at HERE