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e-Conveyancing New

Absa to use Lexis®Sign

As from the 26th of March a number of ABSA Home Loan documents may be signed digitally using Lexis®Sign, a LexisNexis digital signing platform.

General New

Avoiding Trust rejection queries

John Christie provides some elementary rules and guidelines to assist in avoiding the unnecessary rejection of deeds where a trust is involved.

General New

Beware unlawful occupiers

Buyers - establish whether anyone is living in the house you want to buy, exactly who they are, how long they have been there, and on what basis - Jack Crook reports.

Property24 New

Property 24/10 - 445

This week on Property24.com: Check that your credit report includes rental payments; why we are opting for smaller homes; and do tenants have the upper hand in Cape Town?

Web Bytes New

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This week: Provincial Councils results; a crisis in Western Cape’s construction industry; and how can small conveyancing firms compete with large law firms?

Law Reports

Legitimate expectations

Application of the legitimate expectations test: when sufficient derogation in value will disqualify a building application under s 7(1) of the Building Standards Act.

General

POA question

A question about  the High Court rules for a proper signature of Powers of Attorney for acceptance in a deeds registry (both in South Africa and Namibia). 

Registrar's Circulars

Pretoria Registrar's Circular 02/2019

Pretoria Registrar's Circular No. 2 of 2019: To provide clarity regarding the procedure to be followed for the establishment of townships.

Property24

Property 24/10 - 444

This week on Property24.com: Why property markets slow before elections; commercial property disruptors; and how traffic is changing cape Town property buying.

Web Bytes

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This week: Price and service transparency's importance; the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund warns about a recent legal scam; and more of the same for house prices.