July 13, 2024

Tenant ‘red flags’ and how to avoid them

The wrong tenant can have a lasting negative effect. The residential property industry continues its upward trajectory, and investors are getting in on the action.  However, […]
July 13, 2024

Are you obligated to pay arrear levies when purchasing a sectional title unit? Part 1

Recently, the High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) was required to interpret Section 15B(3)(a)(i)(aa) of the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 in […]
June 3, 2024

Is there a need for Sectional Ownership?

Professor C.G. van der Merwe, the doyen of sectional titles in South Africa, sets out the reasons for introducing sectional ownership into a legal system. He […]
January 31, 2024

The Pivotal Role of Technology in E-Conveyancing

Legal conveyancing is a crucial aspect of property transactions in South Africa. It involves the transfer of property ownership from one party to another, and historically, […]
January 31, 2024

The Dos and Don’ts for Landlords Regarding the Rental Housing Act

In South Africa, the Rental Housing Act lays out important dos and don’ts for landlords. By adhering to these guidelines, landlords can maintain positive, lawful relationships […]
January 10, 2024

Rouwkoop Clauses: What Is It and Is It Enforceable?

The rouwkoop clause, frequently featured in agreements between sellers and purchasers, grants the seller the right to retain a portion or a specified amount of the […]
January 10, 2024

What Implications Does a Lien Have on Eviction Proceedings: Part 1.

In conflicts between property owners and tenants seeking compensation for property improvements before leaving, eviction proceedings are possible, but success depends on location and lease terms. […]
October 27, 2023

Should Sellers Provide Approved Building Plans When Selling Property?

The simple answer is no. However, the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act mandates that local authorities approve building plans for the construction, alteration, or […]
August 28, 2023

The ABCs of lease agreements in South Africa

Navigating the world of lease agreements can be complex and fraught with potential pitfalls. In South Africa, these agreements are an essential tool for establishing clear […]
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