Michelle Fiorentinos

Advantages to transferring assets into a Trust

13th March 2020|Trusts Law|

What is a Trust? A trust is a legal institution in which a person, known as a Trustee, holds or administers property, movable and/or immovable, separately from his own, for the benefit of the Beneficiaries of the trust, or for the furtherance of a charitable or other purpose. A trust is created by the Founder


NEWS FLASH: replacing your lost or destroyed title deed or bond document is about to get more onerous and expensive!

2nd December 2019|Commercial Property Law|

Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 has been amended. This regulation is used to apply for new title deeds, registered leases or cessions and bonds, amongst other things, when the original has been lost or destroyed. This amendment will come in to force on 2 January 2020. The implications of the


Selling your home: Estate agent vs Private sale?

4th February 2019|Property Law|

As a homeowner, buying your home was probably the biggest investment you have ever made. So, when you decide to sell your home, you need to make sure that the process runs smoothly and cost effectively to reap the maximum reward on your investment. There is a growing trend towards selling property privately rather than


Where there is a will there is a way…

20th April 2018|Conveyancing|

Drawing up your own will: is professional assistance really necessary?  Many people decide to draft their own wills to save costs. However, there are legal requirements which must be complied with for a will to be valid. Often these are not known to the lay person resulting in an invalid will when it is lodged


Thinking of tying the knot?

8th August 2017|Matrimonial, Property Law|

Getting married and planning a wedding is one of the most important days in a person’s life.  The focus tends to be on the venue, flowers, the perfect dress and which song to dance to as husband and wife. All too often, people overlook the legal aspects of getting married and the potential ramifications. In


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