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.
04 April 2019A 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.
11 April 2019Riaan Mogamat Amardien and Others v Registrar of Deeds and Others: Land instalment sale - when does the debt become due and payable.
18 April 2019Consequences of an estate agency converting from being a CC to a Company and Fidelity Fund Certificates not being issued to the correct entity.
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.