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The Expropriation Bill - 1

21 January 2021

Wiseman Bhuqa analyses the Expropriation Bill with reference to nil compensation, and its its relationship to the current expropriation enabling framework of Acts and Ordinances which prescribe expropriation with compensation.

Excluding community of property

14 January 2021

Allen West looks at the registerability and effect of a condition inserted into a deed of transfer which excludes community of property, whether such a condition lawful and binding, and the effect it has on creditors.

Home sweet home

14 January 2021

Should we wish to build: Jack Crook reminds us to check for full compliance with the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act as it offers significant protection against dishonest contractors and faulty workmanship, plus access to its mediation services if a dispute arises.

Satellite dishes: movable or immovable

7 January 2021

Allen West discusses the question of whether satellite dishes are movable or immovable in the context of the principles applied by our courts in determining whether an object is a fixture or not.

Before you buy or sell...

10 December 2020

The Festive season is always a busy time for property sales, and this year should be no different but don’t neglect the legal aspects, Jack Crook gives 12 reasons why you should call your attorney first.

AirBnB and the Law

3 December 2020

Robert Krautkramer discusses the concept of "transient guests" as contained in the Cape Town Municipal By Law Act and its implications for needing Council's permission to AirBnB.

Anonymous Partnerships

26 November 2020

Allen West discusses anonymous and commanditarian partnerships and the issue of whether a vesting can disclose or refer to a commandite partner in deeds and documents. 

End of year Deeds Office arrangements

26 November 2020

Cape Town, Johannesburg and Polokwane Deeds Office arrangements for lodgements, preps, registrations and other issues during the festive season.  

Divorce - Transfer duty implications

12 November 2020

Allen West emphasises that date of acquisition of property as a result of a divorce is the date of the court order and not the date of the agreement between the parties to the division of their estates.

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