INSIGHTS

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 […]
October 4, 2019

Property Practitioners Bill

The Property Practitioners Bill has officially been signed by the President on 2 October 2019, however, the commencement date has not yet been decided. The Act […]
September 17, 2019

Shariah compliant Wills in South Africa

In Islam, it is obligatory for Muslim persons to have a Will to ensure that one’s estate is administered in terms of Shariah Law. This is especially necessary […]
September 17, 2019

Why do I need a valid will?

In South Africa, a person can leave his / her assets to whoever he /she likes. This is called “freedom of testation“. For your will to […]
August 6, 2019

What is a power of attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a notice that gives a third party the permission to act on your behalf and/or make decisions for you. It can […]
July 25, 2019

Do employees have the right to practice their religion?

In a matter that was heard before the Labour Court, the employer dismissed the employee for incapacity after the employee had refused to work on Saturdays […]
July 25, 2019

Who will take care of your children after your death?

The Children’s Act allows a parent who is the sole guardian or who has the sole care of a child to appoint a fit and proper […]

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