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 […]
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 […]
April 9, 2019

THE CYBERCRIMES BILL: MALICIOUS MESSAGING OVER SOCIAL MEDIA COULD SEND YOU TO JAIL

South Africans will soon have to be much more careful and think twice about the messages they send over WhatsApp and other social media platforms, as the Cybercrimes Bill (“the […]
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 […]
January 9, 2019

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 the joint ownership remains […]
December 6, 2018

MY TENANT FAILED TO PAY RENT: CAN I KICK HIM OUT?

If your tenant has failed to pay his or her rent, it can be tempting to simply kick them out yourself and change the locks. However, do so would be […]
November 14, 2018

Guidelines for Buyers & Sellers

The biggest investment (and most costly) in most people’s life is probably property. For some this can be a complicated and confusing legal transaction. Selling your property is just as […]
October 8, 2018

DO I NEED A COHABITATION CONTRACT WITH MY PARTNER?

Cohabitation is a relationship between two people who choose to live together in a monogamous and stable environment. Couples who decide on cohabitation could do so, prior to getting married, […]