Property & Notarial

November 19, 2019

Update: Lost title deeds

In February 2019 the Chief Registrar of Deeds issued a circular to announce that the Deeds Registries Regulations Board (the Board) had decided to suspend the […]
November 7, 2019

Purchase of immovable property by a company to be formed

Section 21 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“the Act”) provides for an exception to the common law rule that a person cannot bind a […]
November 7, 2019

The age old question surrounding fixtures and fittings: What stays and what goes?

When selling their properties, sellers are not always aware of the rules around fixtures and fittings and what should stay and what may be removed. The […]
October 9, 2019

Antenuptial contracts: Financially safeguarding yourselves

Getting married is more than just saying “I do” and choosing a wedding cake: you must also choose a marital property regime. This is not planning […]
September 3, 2018

Joint ownership: How do I terminate without the co-operation of the other joint owner?

This article gives a brief overview of the nature of joint ownership, and specifically focuses on the termination of joint ownership and the remedy available to […]
April 19, 2018

Can I obtain financing if I don’t own immovable property as security?

The article gives a brief overview of what a notarial bond is, the requirements that need to be complied with to register a notarial bond and […]
April 10, 2018

Can my property be used for Airbnb?

When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it’s important for you to understand how the laws work in your city. According to Brett Herron, the mayoral […]
April 10, 2018

Renting property to foreigners

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process. The country has a vast selection of rental accommodation including bachelor flats in apartment blocks, Victorian cottages, […]
March 22, 2018

Damage to property

What happens when your property has been purposefully damaged, especially during an altercation?   Uber car torching During the road closures by meter taxis in Johannesburg […]
March 22, 2018

Can the future development of a property be stopped?

The provincial heritage resources authority (PHRA) granted a permit in terms of Section 34 of the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999 for the demolition […]
March 22, 2018

Can my property be used for Airbnb?

When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it’s important for you to understand how the laws work in your city.   According to Brett Herron, the […]
March 22, 2018

Fearing Foreclosure: What are your rights as the homeowner?

The recent junk status announcement has shaken us into a quick action of tightening our belts and letting go of luxuries to afford our day to […]
March 22, 2018

Renting property to foreigners

Renting property in South Africa is a straightforward process. The country has a vast selection of rental accommodation including bachelor flats in apartment blocks, Victorian cottages, […]