A legal issue receiving almost constant attention since the lockdown commenced is the liability of commercial tenants for rental of their business premises during the Lockdown (including the more relaxed Alert Levels).
Previous articles have been published by us advising on the impact of COVID-19 and the national lockdown on our daily lives, including that on business and legal practitioners. This article focuses on how the lockdown will affect property transactions as well as the administration of estates.
There is no easy answer to this question. There are many variables that must be considered before it can be established whether you have a claim and if so, what your claim is for. Different [...]
NEWS FLASH: replacing your lost or destroyed title deed or bond document is about to get more onerous and expensive!
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 [...]
An Irish man and a South African woman met and fell in love in Ireland. They relocated to South Africa where he purchased a property that he registered in her name. He did this because [...]
In January 2016, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) held in City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell, that the current owner of a property could be held responsible for debts incurred by a [...]
When a property is purchased while there is a tenant in occupation, the tenant has certain rights. Potential purchasers need to be aware that the lease agreement remains in place despite the change of ownership [...]
This is a guide to assist you when you are required to sign or legalise documents outside of South Africa to be used within, or vice versa which should ensure that your documents are legally [...]
Buying and selling property is a hugely stressful event. For this reason, people rely strongly, perhaps too strongly, on the people assisting them with the sale when signing the Sale Agreement. All too often, both [...]
You have decided to take the big step of buying a property, but before putting in an offer, you read the Agreement of Sale. One of the clauses is headed, “Withholding Tax”, or something similar [...]