April 3, 2017

MUST I REGISTER AS A CREDIT PROVIDER WHEN SELLING MY FARM?

Purchasers have increasing difficulty obtaining financing for the purchase of farms and other agricultural land. Many sellers of these properties consider granting the purchaser a bond […]
March 10, 2017

WHAT IS A TITLE DEED?

If you are planning to buy a new property, you will need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you are […]
March 10, 2017

CO-OWNING PROPERTY WITH SOMEONE ELSE: THE UPS AND DOWNS

What is co-ownership? Co-ownership is when one or more people jointly own the same property. In essence, it is when they legally share ownership without dividing […]
March 10, 2017

THE SALE AGREEMENT: CAN I USE THE COOLING-OFF PERIOD IF I CHANGE MY MIND?

The Consumer Protection Act has some serious implications for agents selling property – for one, a disgruntled purchaser can get out of a sale agreement within […]
February 9, 2017

OWNING PROPERTY WITHOUT A WILL

If you die without a will, an administrator will have to be appointed to administer your estate which will be distributed according to the laws of […]
February 8, 2017

RENTING PROPERTY TO FOREIGNERS

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process. The country has a vast selection of rental accommodation including bachelor flats in apartment blocks, Victorian cottages, […]
December 8, 2016

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE WITHOUT A WILL?

Attorneys often emphasise the fact that you should have a will drawn up and revise it regularly in order to facilitate the administration of your possessions […]
December 8, 2016

USUFRUCT AND CAPITAL GAINS TAX

What is a usufruct? “A usufruct provides to the usufructuary a right of use of property or assets, lifelong or for a specific period, but the […]
November 25, 2016

CAN SOMEBODY TAKE THE LAW INTO HIS/HER OWN HANDS?

The mandament van spolie is a summary remedy, usually issued upon urgent application, aimed at restoring control of property to the applicant from whom it was […]