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Sectional title and hot water

02 July 2003

Keeping a cool head over hot water on Property24 discusses the single exception to the general rule that a section owner is responsible for anything situated within the section and the body corporate is responsible for anything situated on the common property.

Notes on the Financial Intelligence Centre Act

02 July 2003

Derryn Pearson of Cliffe Dekker Inc. looks at the implications of this act and the obligations it imposes on attorneys. She also touches on its applicability to conveyancing attorneys and the issue of attorney client confidentiality.

WinXfer Plus

09 July 2003

WinXfer Plus is a useful bulk search tool for property transfers. It is used by amongst others financial institutions, mortgage originators and estate agencies to retrieve information from the deeds office about South African property sales.

Transfer duty test case

09 July 2003

Mike Nolan, in a letter in the July De Rebus, argues for a test case to challenge the SA Revenue Service (SARS) over the sale of a beneficial interest in a property owning trust.

Nedbank's reasons for bond refusal application

09 July 2003

Following last week's report on the first court application against a bank since the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 became law, we look at the reasons given by Nedbank for refusing access to the information.

New Estate Agent Affairs Board appointed

09 July 2003

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alec Erwin, has announced the appointment of the new Estate Agent Affairs Board, the composition of which is intended to reflect the concerns and interests of all South Africans.

The position of personal servitude holders in forced sales

09 July 2003

Allen West, writing in the July 2003 De Rebus endeavours to set the record straight with regard to sales in insolvency and sales in execution, where the holder of a personal servitude has waived preference of his right in favour of a bond which was registered subsequent to the personal servitude.

House of horrors

16 July 2003

Since conveyancing generates much work it is not surprising that this area of the law bears the brunt of negligence claims against solicitors. As Chris Baker explains in an article in the Law Gazette entitled Inside the house of horrors, using some simple risk management procedures can reduce these claims.

Extensions to sections

16 July 2003

Rolf Gerke, writing in the July 2003 edition of De Rebus, explains his interpretation of the application of s 24(6)(d) of the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 in the light of Registrar's Conference Resolution 31 of 2002.

Solicitors involvement in e-business

16 July 2003

A survey by the Law Society of England and Wales into the extent and nature of solicitors' use of information and communication technologies has revealed that their reluctance to use computers is holding back universal desktop PC access at small and mid-sized law firms.
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