21 May 2003The state parliament of Victoria in Australia is proposing a law to fine estate agents who repeatedly underquote and overquote property prices, by up to A$20 000.
21 May 2003Allen West discusses registrations involving customary marriages in the light of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998. The series of three articles appeared in De Rebus from October to December 2002.
21 May 2003The provision in the Property Rates Bill that bases municipal rates across the country on the improved value of properties amounts to a partial expropriation of a portion of the value of a property's improvements, according to the Business Day of 15 May.
21 May 2003The proposed Property Rates Bill will reduce agricultural land values and ultimately threaten food security in SA and the region, according to the Business Day of 16 May.
28 May 2003The Deeds Registries Amendment Act 9 of 2003 has been published and came into operation on 30 April.
28 May 2003According to the latest Reserve Bank Quarterly Bulletin, of the R123 billion worth of new mortgage loans and advances granted by the banks last year, R86,7 billion were to fund the purchase of 'dwellings and flats'.
28 May 2003Richard Susskind, described in an interview as the "new media guru" and "the most accurate of futurologists", has a vision for the future of technology and the legal profession that is both alarming and compelling.
28 May 2003Homeowners, estate agents and the agricultural and communal land sectors have raised fears about the Property Rates Bill. These fears may be unfounded, according to Yunus Carrim, chairman of Parliament's Provincial and Local Government Committee.
28 May 2003In an article in the Law Gazette on 21 March, Charles Christian advises solicitors on the best ways to keep up with the rapidly changing technology market and the benefits that such developments can bring to firms.
04 June 2003New models of service delivery will lead to overall improvement in service value and might also create new revenue streams for law firms, according to an article published on the Singaporean Law Gazette site.