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No way Jose

19 September 2019

A verbal contract for the sale, exchange or donation of land, or of any “interest in land” – such as a right of way, is invalid – Jack Crook discusses a recent case.

Terry v Solfafa

19 September 2019

A desperate attempt to avoid the consequences of accepting an OTP, based on only one spouse having signed the OTP, and a ‘successful sale’ of property meaning its ‘registration of transfer’.

Fidelity Fund Certificate validity

18 April 2019

Consequences of an estate agency converting from being a CC to a Company and Fidelity Fund Certificates not being issued to the correct entity.

Due and payable

11 April 2019

Riaan Mogamat Amardien and Others v Registrar of Deeds and Others: Land instalment sale - when does the debt become due and payable.

The right to choose

4 April 2019

A residential estate may allow any preferred fibre network provider to instal fibre in existing duct infrastructure owned by the estate, if there is enough space to do so.

Legitimate expectations

14 March 2019

Application of the legitimate expectations test: when sufficient derogation in value will disqualify a building application under s 7(1) of the Building Standards Act.

Road less travelled

7 February 2019

What right do nearby landowners have to challenge compliance with municipal planning by-laws when they were not enacted for their benefit?

Fischer

24 January 2019

Does ownership of half share in immovable property vest immediately in a spouse upon granting of divorce order or through transfer by way of endorsement?

Mounthaven (Pty) Ltd - II

1 November 2018

eThekwini Municipality v Mounthaven (Pty) Ltd: Registering a re-transfer clause in a deed of transfer at the deeds registry does not change the fact that it remains a personal right.

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