Tables of Costs New

Conveyancing Fees - May 2017

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) recently published new Conveyancing Fee Guidelines which apply to instructions received as from 1 May 2017.

Property24 New

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This week on You should know what your property is worth; downgrade risks causing tenants to default; and is it a good idea to hold property in a trust?

General New

Property Valuation Act - draft Regulations

Interested persons have 60 days from April 21 to submit comments with regard to the draft regulations in terms of the Property Valuation Act (Act No.17 of 2014).

Web Bytes New

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This week: Cancelling a sale can be risky business for tax; residential building continues to contract; yet Cape Town city centre experiences a population explosion.

Sectional Titles

CSOS Chief Ombud's Circular 01/2017

CSOS Chief Ombud's Circular 01 of 2017: Operational guidelines and clarity on the implementation of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act and Regulations.


Digital signatures used

UK: Digital signatures have been used for the first time in the exchange of contracts for a residential property transaction in England - with a code replacing the signature.


Property 24/10 - 350

This week on Traffic and transport costs are reshaping property market; Expropriation Bill - 'not draconian'; and new ST insurance guidelines explained.

Law Reports

Rights to views and privacy

Jack Crook highlights a recent High Court decision which once again reminds buyers and developers to do their homework before buying or developing property.

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This week: Property investors eye 'Generation Rent'; a required disclosure by intern estate agents; and a bank evaluation is not a home inspection.

Sectional Titles

CSOS Practice Directive 01/2017

Community Schemes Ombud Service Practice Directive 01/2017: Payment of levies and fees in terms of the Community Schemes Ombud Service.