Jack Crook explains why "co-ownership is the mother of disputes", suggests a potential solution and gives a checklist to avoid costly disputes arising.
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.
Graeme Palmer discusses the tax treatment of lease premiums in the light of a recently released draft interpretation note by SARS.
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.
Freddie Terblanche discusses the issue of whether a landlord can charge rent for commercial property that is being leased without an occupancy certificate.
The Black Conveyancers Association Training Academy with LexisNexis® and Juta will be starting a conveyancing course for secretaries and paralegals in March.
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.
Jack Crook highlights problems when contracting with trusts as standard sale agreements don’t always provide adequately for their own specific set of rules.
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.