November 5, 2019

Willem Smalman: Director at NVS since 2010

Willem Smalman has been a director at NVS since 2010 and has 9 years of experience working in the following areas of law, Conveyancing, Real Estate, Insolvency Law and Property […]
November 5, 2019

Property Practitioners Act 22 of 2019

The Property Practitioners Act of 2019 (“Act”) (commencement date still to be announced), repeals the 43-year-old Estate Agency Affairs Act of 1976 (Act 112 of 1976). It is a substantial […]
October 9, 2019

Conri Botha is a top addition to our Property Law Department

Bringing valuable knowledge with over 20 years’ experience to your property transfer, he is able to achieve the required results with enthusiasm and tenacity. As an admitted attorney and conveyancer, […]
October 9, 2019

The Electronic Deeds Registration System Act – The wait will soon be over

The Electronic Deeds Registration System Act (the Act is still to be gazetted and a commencement date announced) introduces the development of an Electronic Deeds Registration System (e-DRS) that will […]
August 8, 2019

Homeowner’s insurance for Landlords

Apart from paying off a bond on a rental property, property investors/landlords are usually also paying for homeowner’s insurance. What is homeowner’s insurance? Homeowner’s insurance covers the property owner against […]
July 11, 2019

Buying property online

We all know the hassle of moving, even if it is just around the corner. Due to family reasons, employment opportunities, or university studies, it is not uncommon for people […]
May 6, 2019

MY NEIGHBOURS ARE RENOVATING THEIR HOUSE WITHOUT COMPLYING WITH BUILDING REGULATIONS. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

What one’s neighbour builds on their property, is not something the owner of the neighbouring property has a lot of control over. Unfortunately, it can have a negative impact on […]
March 4, 2019

BUYING A PROPERTY ON AUCTION

Properties sold on auction are not necessarily the bargain buy everyone seems to think they are. This is because the property on auction isn’t necessarily being sold due to financial […]
February 6, 2019

DEMOLITION: THE RISK OF HAVING BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES WITHOUT APPROVED BUILDING PLANS

The risks involved in building on the property without approved building plans for the structures came to the forefront again in the Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal Division High Court case of Hibiscus […]