July 12, 2018

Bisset Boehmke McBlain recently held our annual “Vacation Week” program.

The purpose of this week is to host law students with a view to exposing them to the practical side of the law as well as to […]
July 9, 2018

What to do when your loved ones can no longer care for themselves

There are several situations in life which may result in a person no longer being able to manage their financial affairs or make rational and / […]
July 4, 2018

We are married, but are you my spouse?

Muslim marriages in general, but polygynous Muslim marriages in particular, currently do not enjoy equal protection under South African law. Whilst waiting for Parliament to enact […]
July 4, 2018

Can the municipality disconnect my water and electricity?

Municipalities monitor services to a property, and may cut off the supply of said services in certain circumstances. However, municipalities also have the responsibility of remaining […]
July 4, 2018

What to include in a basic lease agreement

If you are considering leasing out your property, it is important that you, as landlord, and the tenant agree on your respective rights and obligations. A […]
July 4, 2018

It’s tax season – Make sure you declare your Bitcoin gains!

Bitcoin… Ethereum… Litecoin… Dash… You may have been trading in cryptocurrencies over the past tax year. You may also have recently sold some of your long-term […]
July 4, 2018

Some helpful advice

Prepare your property insurance in advance, to ensure that your property will be insured once it is registered in your name. This can be arranged through […]
July 4, 2018

The transfer process

If no transfer date is specified in the agreement of sale, registration of transfer of property into the purchaser’s name can usually take place within 2-3 […]
July 4, 2018

Make sure you understand the sale agreement before you sign!

Once you have signed the sale agreement, you cannot claim ignorance of the contents of the agreement. It is highly recommended that you obtain legal advice […]
July 4, 2018

Should I buy a residential property or a sectional title property

Whether you should purchase a residential property or a sectional title property depends on your situation and needs. With a sectional title property, a prospective purchaser […]
July 3, 2018

Should I purchase in my name, a trust or in a company?

Normally you will purchase the property in your own name, although you may wish to consider purchasing in the name of a trust or a company. […]
July 3, 2018

Can I afford it, and what will it cost?

This is possibly the most important question to ask before you purchase your home. There are many hidden costs involved in purchasing a property- as the […]
July 3, 2018

Things to think of when buying a home

It is exciting to purchase a home. For some, it may be the biggest investment they will ever make. It is therefore essential that all prospective […]
June 18, 2018

Substantial penalties for the late filing of annual financial statements

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is tasked with ensuring that companies comply with the provisions of the Companies Act. In terms of Section 30 […]
June 11, 2018

The Position of Land Reform in South Africa Today

Land reform is a topic which is legal, political and emotional in nature. It is a topic which is relevant to all South Africans – not […]
June 5, 2018

What to consider when cancelling a contract

You might, in future, find yourself in a situation where you will want to cancel a contract. This article sets out the requirements for cancelling a […]
June 5, 2018

Relocating with your child when you are divorced

I have divorced my husband and I am now the primary caregiver of our minor child. I received a job offer in another country and I […]
June 5, 2018

Beware of “repayable on demand” loans – they may prescribe

You might, at some point in your life, have lent money to a friend, family member or business associate. It is also quite common for a […]
June 5, 2018

Special levies in a Sectional Title Scheme

From time to time a body corporate may be required to raise a special levy on its members.  Such a levy would be in addition to […]
April 19, 2018

Trust litigation – Who can institute a claim and which court has jurisdiction?

This article deals with the questions of who can institute litigation on behalf of a trust, as well as with the question of how jurisdiction is […]