Witnessed electronic signatures

16 July 2020

UK: HM Land Registry will soon begin to accept witnessed electronic signatures - controlled by conveyancers, for the conveyancing process and has published a draft practice guidance note.

Good drafting matters

23 July 2020

Join legal drafting expert, Advocate Ismail Hussain for a free webinar where he will discuss the importance of and processes to follow for good legal drafting skills.

Avoiding a sale in execution

23 July 2020

A note by Audrey Gwangwa aimed at assisting owners in avoiding foreclosure and resultant sales in execution by the Sheriff of the High Court without their knowledge.

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23 July 2020

This week: 'No more tolerance' for paper-based conveyancing; National government must open the Cape Town Deeds Office; and architecture's need for re-invention post Covid-19.

SLA Exclusionary clauses removed

23 July 2020

Standard Bank, Investec, FNB and Nedbank will remove contractual clauses in their SLAs that prevented law firms appointed to provide conveyancing services, from acting against the banks on any matter.

Ownership of land in tribal areas

30 July 2020

Society should be wary of fact that although large sums of money are requested as a purchase price for properties in tribal or rural land no transfer of ownership takes place.

Paddocks Press - June 2020

30 July 2020

The edition includes: Help for frustrated tenants in community schemes; streamlining community scheme administration; and can trustees force their scheme to use their choice of WiFi/Fibre provider?

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30 July 2020

This week: City of Tshwane Rates Clearance Certificates: Update; UK Land Registry starts accepting electronic signatures; and FNB Estate Agents' Survey - uninspiring outlook.

Getting married? Mine, yours, ours

06 August 2020

Adv Audrey Gwangwa discusses the process involved and requirements necessary for an Antenuptial Contract to be validly executed and registered by the Registrar of Deeds.

Property Subsidence

06 August 2020

Jack Crook reports on a recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision which has broken new ground (weak pun intended!) in our law, and all property buyers, sellers and owners would do well to take note.
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