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Community of property and registrability

06 August 2003

Allen West focuses on the lawfulness and effects of testamentary conditions, excluding community of property, on property which is bequeathed or donated, in Registrability and effect of excluding community of property in the August 2003 of De Rebus.

Virtual solicitors' chambers - the future now?

06 August 2003

The smaller legal firm has very real and immediate problems facing it. These include rising overheads and an inability to afford the real cost of technology, including the purchase price, training, support and replacement. Time spent on administration as against fee earning is also high.

Trust beneficiaries take SARS to court

06 August 2003

A group of concerned taxpayers is taking the SA Revenue Service (SARS) to court over its attempt to collect transfer duty from trusts that own property to which beneficiaries have rights, according to a report in Personal Finance.

Housing Bill delayed

13 August 2003

The Community Reinvestment (Housing) Bill, which will monitor the way in which banks grant housing loans to the poor, has been delayed, according to News24.

Bona vacantia assets of companies

13 August 2003

How does a conveyancer deal with assets that are still registered in the name of a company which has been liquidated and its affairs fully wound up in terms of s 419 of the Companies Act 61 of 1973?

Proposed Sectional Titles Amendment Bill

13 August 2003

In terms of Government Notice 1993 of 2003, The Sectional Titles Amendment Bill, 2003, is to be introduced into Parliament.

Licensed conveyancers in New Zealand

13 August 2003

Lawyers in New Zealand will lose their exclusive right to provide conveyancing services to the public if the Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill is passed.

Mortgage Originator guidelines

20 August 2003

The Cape Law Society Committee has formulated a general guideline for attorneys when contracting with mortgage originators. In principle there can be no objection to such contracts.

Fica costs

20 August 2003

The raft of new anti money-laundering legislation has put a heavy financial burden on "accountable institutions", writes Stuart Theobald in Cost of Compliance, in the 15 August issue of the Financial Mail.

Proposed land management model

20 August 2003

Development of a Cadastral and Land Management Model for Existing Informal Land Rights in South Africa by Mark Van Den Berg and Peter Hoffmann presents us with a model that will provide a cadastral and land management framework aimed at securing the land rights of all South Africans.
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