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Closing down the guesthouse

Jack Crook discusses a recent case in which disgruntled neighbours approached the courts to have a neighbouring guesthouse closed down.

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Mokone v Tassos Properties

Is a pre-emptive right in a written lease renewed automatically when it's extended, and if so does it need to comply with the formalities of the Alienation of Land Act?

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Don't touch my ducting

Jack Crook discusses a recent case about a dispute involving an HOA as to whether or not Telkom was obliged to share its ducting facilities for fibre with Vodacom.

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Bondev

Bondev: Conditions in title deeds for property to be re-transferred back to a developer in certain circumstances are personal, not real rights, capable of prescription.

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Moosa v Harnaker

An overdue decision: s2C(1) Wills Act: definition of a surviving spouse includes spouses in marriages concluded according to Muslim rites – Constitutional Court to confirm.

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Jordaan v City of Tshwane

Jordaan and Others v City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and Others: Section 118(3) is constitutional -  but buyers are not liable for seller's historical municipal debts.

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Not worth the paper

Jack Crook highlights how essential it is to comply with all necessary formalities when entering into agreements, particularly when dealing with the sale of property.

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PIE Problems with tenants

Properly applied, PIE should only delay or suspend a landowner’s full property rights until it is just to evict unlawful occupiers and how - Jack Crook reports.

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Beware the bond clause

A bond clause offers standard protection to the buyer and is suspensive, it must be drafted precisely to avoid any room for argument - Jack Crook reports.