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September 11, 2020

The most reliable investment in the market

Buying real estate is more than finding the right home or location for your business – owning property is an investment that holds more benefits than you […]
September 11, 2020

When can the Sheriff of the Court come knocking?

Have you ever heard about the Sheriff of the Court coming to collect your assets and auctioning it off in order to cover your unpaid debt? Is it legal […]
September 11, 2020

Fast Forward Your Property Transfer

Buying a house is a big decision, one in which the buyer will have invested numerous hours of research, planning and careful consideration. It makes sense then that a buyer would want […]
September 11, 2020

The importance of witnesses when signing a will

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a Will for me as my most recent Will no longer reflected my wishes. My attorney emailed the Will to me with clear instructions as […]
August 12, 2020

Tell-tale signs for buyers to be aware of

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their lives. It makes sense then that this endeavour should be approached […]
August 12, 2020

Is business interruption insurance the key?

A business interruption insurance policy typically caters for a decrease in turnover or profit (depending on the type of cover); an increase in operating expenses and […]
August 12, 2020

Cancelling a lease agreement during COVID-19

2020 has been an unpredictable year, to say the least. Each new week seems to hold its own uncertainties and concerns. In such times, it is […]
August 12, 2020

Understanding the debt review process

In these difficult economic circumstances, you may find yourself in a position where you are unable to pay your debt. The National Credit Act makes provision […]
July 13, 2020

Is it still a buyers’ market out there?

The property market for 2020 initially proved to be a buyers’ market. Though with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown’s effects on […]
July 13, 2020

Caring for your loved ones by caring for their future

We’ve all seen it in movies and novels: A young unsuspecting person wakes up one day to find out that they had been left an extraordinarily […]
July 13, 2020

Relying on vis major clause in a contract in times of COVID-19

Vis major clauses Many businesses will seek to rely on the enforcement of vis major clauses to relieve their performance of certain obligations resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. The […]
July 13, 2020

South Africa’s New Zero-tolerance Drunk Driving Law

During March 2020, the South African Cabinet approved the National Road Traffic Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) for submission to Parliament. The Bill proposes amendments to the […]
June 9, 2020

The new age of property viewing has arrived

The real estate industry has always been known for utilising the latest technologies available to bring buyers and sellers together. From announcements at Town Hall gatherings […]
June 9, 2020

Business Rescue VS Liquidation: What is The Difference?

South Africa has been experiencing very slow economic growth and international rating agencies have subsequently downgraded South Africa’s investment outlook to “junk status”. This, and a […]
June 9, 2020

Divorce – Accrual – Living Annuities an Asset in The Estate

In the case of CM v EM it was held in the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa (“SCA”), case number 10861/2018, that: “The value of the […]
June 9, 2020

Does force majeure apply during COVID-19

Common Law position – in absence of a “force majeure” clause A force majeure is an act of God or man (such as a war, strike, […]
May 13, 2020

Property for the Ages

Knowing who’s in the lead when it comes to the property market is difficult. The traditional progression used to be: Finish your studies; find a job […]
May 13, 2020

Employee Recourse During Liquidation

In the light of the grave impact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has on the global economy and the brutal reality that businesses and companies might not […]
May 13, 2020

Are Opinions Admissible in Court?

In general, the admissibility of evidence is dependent on whether the evidence is relevant to a fact in issue in the case.  In DPP v Kilbourne the court held that […]
May 13, 2020

Socially Distanced Witnessing

The last few weeks have seen huge changes in the way we live our lives. The demand for wills has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, which […]
April 7, 2020

Sharing in Caring for 2020’s Property Market

“…we may be about to see a shift of generational proportions toward [an]… array of real estate demands, ironically induced – at least partially – by […]
April 7, 2020

Think Twice Before You Simply Accept Those Ts & Cs

In recent years the internet has transformed the commercial landscape and redefined the way we do business. The movement away from traditional paper and ink has […]
April 7, 2020

The Lockdown and Your Will

You really meant to get around to updating your Will after your wedding… the birth of your child… your divorce… your big move… but you just […]
April 7, 2020

Am I Still Contractually Bound During the Pandemic?

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has caused major disruptions worldwide since its outbreak in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus has also recently […]
February 28, 2020

Important/Easy Steps to Help You Get Your Property Sale Going

Selling your property can often cause your hands to get itchy, as it is one of the biggest financial assets you will deal with. But more often than not, rushing into the sale […]
February 28, 2020

Attitude is Everything, So Pick a Good One.

What makes a workplace successful, is not the combination of degrees and the work- experience of the employees, but their attitudes towards their work, their co-workers, and clients.   Even […]
February 28, 2020

The Importance of Resources for The Success of Any Business

The first steps that need to be taken in order to start a new business may be a bit daunting, but with the right resources, you […]
February 28, 2020

Be Prepared by Putting These Essential Documents in Place

One of the best ways to become better prepared is to put life’s most essential documents in place. No one really wants to think about serious […]
February 7, 2020

The Perfect Renting Experience

For more than three-quarters of South Africa, renting a home is the answer to their residential needs. Many tenants, though, are falling into the cracks of […]
February 7, 2020

A Brief Overview of Parole in South Africa

Bob Hewitt a former South African tennis star, has recently made headlines again after his failed bid to be released on parole. Hewitt was initially granted […]
February 7, 2020

The Basics of South African Insurance Law

Insurance is a contract in terms of which the insurer undertakes, in return for the payment of a price or a premium by the insured, to […]
February 7, 2020

Step-By-Step Property Sales

Selling your property can often cause your hands to get itchy, or ants to start roaming where they have no business being. But more often than […]
November 8, 2019

Why it is Essential to Have a Living Will

Summary:   A Living Will contains written instructions to your family and medical professionals with regards to your wishes about medical treatment in circumstances in which you […]
November 8, 2019

The Perfect Renting Experience is Possible

For more than three-quarters of South Africa, renting a home is the answer to their residential needs. Many tenants, though, are falling into the cracks of the rental market […]
November 8, 2019

Easy Steps To Help You Get Your Property Sale Going

Selling your property can often cause your hands to get itchy, or ants to start roaming where they have no business being. But more often than […]
November 8, 2019

The Basics of South African Insurance Law

Summary:  Insurance is an integral part of the functioning of society. It is designed to protect people against the occurrence of undesirable risk, in that the insurer renders to the insured payment of […]