In a recent court case the Registrar of Deeds was held liable for damages for negligently transferring immovable property when the deeds ought to have been rejected.
Lease: National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act – lease agreement not invalid and unenforceable by ss (4)(1) and 14(1), read with s 4(4) and s 14(4)(a) of the Act.
Jack Crook discusses a recent case in which disgruntled neighbours approached the courts to have a neighbouring guesthouse closed down.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.