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April 23, 2019

A “normal” property transfer compared to an Estate property transfer

For the sake of this discussion/letter a “normal” property transfer, is one where a property is transferred from a seller to a purchaser (third party). An […]
March 26, 2019

Emigrating? Have you signed a Special Power of Attorney?

We attend to a lot of transfers where the Owners have or are about to emigrate. Any document executed in any place outside the Republic of […]
October 24, 2018

What are the legal requirements in terms of Building plans when selling a Property?

Lately we had numerous transfers where we had to resolve issues pertaining to the plans of the buildings on the property. The legal requirements are as […]
August 16, 2018

Managing disputes over a deceased relative’s estate

If someone leaves a sizeable estate behind, it may cause conflict among the possible heirs. The help of an attorney, when settling an estate after a […]
August 7, 2018

Sectional titles: What is the role of the body corporate?

When it comes to sectional title schemes, there is still widespread misunderstanding of even the basics, starting with the body corporate and how it is established, […]
August 7, 2018

What is the sale agreement?

Whenever you buy or sell a house you will encounter the sale agreement, which is also called an “offer to purchase”. This is a contract between […]
August 7, 2018

Properly executing a will is extremely important

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a last will and testament for me as my will no longer reflected my wishes. At my request, […]
May 15, 2018

How can I evict my tenant lawfully?

You’ve discovered that the tenant renting your apartment has damaged several appliances, including the floor tiles due to irresponsible behaviour. Therefore, you have decided to terminate […]
May 15, 2018

Safeguarding children’s rights during divorce

Divorce and the resulting challenges regarding child custody and the responsibilities of parents can be an ugly and difficult process. This is especially true of the […]
May 15, 2018

I bought something that doesn’t work

Sarah buys furniture from Mark who promised her that the furniture is of good quality. However, he doesn’t notify her about problems with the furniture. Later, […]
March 19, 2018

The basics of Estate Duty

When a person dies, they leave behind an estate which includes everything they own. Estate Duty is payable on the estate of every person who dies […]
March 19, 2018

Antenuptial contracts: Can I get one after marriage?

Couples who are interested in an antenuptial contract often make the decision to get one before they are married. That is the ideal scenario. However, some […]
March 16, 2018

VAT increase and the effect on property transfers and the registration of transfers before and after 1 April 2018

The increase was announced in the Minister of Finance’s Budget Speech on 21 February 2018. The standard rate of VAT will change from 14% to 15% […]
February 23, 2018

How does the Budget Speech affect you, your property transactions and your estate?

On 21 February 2018, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his 2018 Budget Speech. Hereby a summary of the most significant proposals for the 2018/2019 Budget as […]
January 11, 2018

Minimum wage increase

The Department of Labour released a media statement notifying trade unions about the wage increase. Once it becomes enacted as a law, no employee may be […]
January 11, 2018

Spanking your child is illegal in South Africa

The South Gauteng High Court ruled that the common law defence of reasonable chastisement is not in line with the Constitution and no longer applies in […]
November 9, 2017

Can someone record me without my permission?

Over the past few months, we have seen videos being posted on social media of physical altercations, poor service delivery and racial slurs, but the victims […]
November 9, 2017

Demystifying the executor in a deceased estate

During a person’s lifetime s/he will gather assets, in other words, belongings such as a house or a motor vehicle. These assets and liabilities will form […]
September 19, 2017


If you have a valid will it is of grave importance to mention who you want to appoint as executor. But the question always arises, who? […]
September 19, 2017


You’ve finally found the property you want. Your bank says your chances of being approved for a mortgage loan are good. You’ve even saved up a […]