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8 April 2021

Allen West discusses Deeds Office practice with regards the correct description of companies being wound-up, under judicial management or business rescue, or in liquidation, when deeds are lodged for registration.

To be or not to be?

8 April 2021

Robert Krautkramer and Deon Welz respond to the stir caused by the suggestion that the Asbestos Abatement Regulations will require building owners to remove asbestos from buildings within the next 14 months.

Review Procedure

1 April 2021

Allen West discusses the necessary procedure to be followed by a Conveyancer / Notary when referring a matter to the Chief Registrar of Deeds for a review.

A measured response

25 March 2021

Deon Welz gives a measured response to the view that the proposed Expropriation Act of 2020 will irrevocably change property rights, our country and our economy. He considers the process; its exceptional application; and the role of courts in upholding the Constitution.

Spoliation trumps self help

25 March 2021

Landlords attempting to force defaulting tenants to settle or vacate by using a bit of instant “self-help” such as cutting electricity or water supplies, or by changing locks and by disabling access codes, risk an immediate and costly “spoliation order”. Jack Crook reports.

Direct marketing and POPI

18 March 2021

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) deals specifically with the subject of direct marketing, and strict rules are in place to regulate this. Deon Welz outlines what property professionals need to know.

Making a dream a reality

18 March 2021

To make property dreams come true for first time homebuyers LexisNexis South Africa has partnered with MDW Inc to help them, via their conveyancers to apply for Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Program (FLISP) subsidies

Requirements for deregistering a Trust

18 March 2021

Allen West discusses the deregistration of trusts, which Masters have jurisdiction, the documentation necessary to deregister a trust, and other issues involved in the administrative process in the Masters' office.

Changing the name of Trusts

11 March 2021

Allen West discusses Section 93 of the Deeds Registries Act, 47 of 1937, which provides a mechanism to record the change of name of a person or partnership.

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