24 January 2019Does ownership of half share in immovable property vest immediately in a spouse upon granting of divorce order or through transfer by way of endorsement?
07 February 2019What right do nearby landowners have to challenge compliance with municipal planning by-laws when they were not enacted for their benefit?
14 March 2019Application of the legitimate expectations test: when sufficient derogation in value will disqualify a building application under s 7(1) of the Building Standards Act.
25 May 2018In 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.
19 July 2018All zoning decisions lie within the competence of the municipality, therefore building plan approvals are not reviewable by the National Building Regulations Review Board.
01 November 2018eThekwini 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.
12 January 2017Jack Crook discusses a recent case which highlights the risks associated with not building on your plot in a development within the time limit specified.
09 February 2017Jack Crook considers a recent High Court case which neatly illustrates our law's approach to protecting oneself from noisy neighbours generally.
09 February 2017Sable Hills Waterfront Estate- Obligation of HOA members to pay levies for stands and units in a development is a question of interpreting the articles of association.
09 March 2017Jack Crook discusses a recent case which shows yet again how essential it is to double-check that your Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) is both current and valid.