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There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a

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Q Can a managing agent and body corporate decline a Labrador guide dog for a blind child in a complex whereby pets are permitted but the rules are clear that the dog may only be 30cm in height? A The short answer to this question is unequivocally “no”! Restrictions on

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The student accommodation game is similar to retirement in that demand exceeds supply and there will always be a demand for safe, secure and affordable residences. Many investors have jumped on this bandwagon, hoping to cash in on what they see as a proverbial cash cow. There

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Q A child recently drowned in a pool at a rented property. What is the legal position of a landlord if there is no swimming pool net or fence? Below is our current standard lease clause relating to swimming pools: “If there is a swimming pool on the

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The Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 contains a new set of regulations and thus also a few new definitions within the rules. Important definitions are the following: “Primary section” is defined as a section to be used for human occupation as a residence, office,

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