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Mother of disputes

Jack Crook explains why "co-ownership is the mother of disputes", suggests a potential solution and gives a checklist to avoid costly disputes arising.

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CPA v the voetstoots clause

Jack Crook emphasises the need for both sellers and buyers (of anything) to understand how the Consumer Protection Act affects the common “voetstoots” (“as is”) clause.

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Lease premiums

Graeme Palmer discusses the tax treatment of lease premiums in the light of a recently released draft interpretation note by SARS.

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Unable to write

Dudley Lee suggests that the rule about the signing of a power of attorney by a person who cannot write requiring a commissioner of oaths' confirmation is wrong.

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No occupancy certificates

Freddie Terblanche discusses the issue of whether a landlord can charge rent for commercial property that is being leased without an occupancy certificate.

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BCA Conveyancing course - 2018

The Black Conveyancers Association Training Academy with LexisNexis® and Juta will be starting a conveyancing course for secretaries and paralegals in March.

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Withholding rental

Rosanne Kinder discusses a recent case which dealt with the question of whether a lessee can withhold rental if it is not given full occupation of the leased premises.

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Get authorised

Jack Crook highlights problems when contracting with trusts as standard sale agreements don’t always provide adequately for their own specific set of rules.

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Be open minded

Marlon Shevelew writes about the Cape Town water crisis and how landlords and tenants need to work together and keep an open-minded approach to resolving water issues.