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The Pretoria deeds office’s year-end function takes place on 30 November, 2018, which means the deeds office will be closed on this day and will affect registrations and occupation dates. This is according to conveyancing attorneys, MC van der Berg Inc, which explains that this will

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No seller or agent wants to be in the situation where there is a dispute about who is entitled to commission. As seen previously, determining the effective cause of the sale can be difficult. Agents can and should take practical steps to avoid such disputes. Here’s how:

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Determining the effective cause of a sale of immovable property where more than one agent is involved can be notoriously difficult. There is, however, case law that sets out the main factors to be kept in mind when determining the effective cause of a sale. The

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In the recent case of Tudor Hotel Brasserie and Bar (Pty) Ltd v Hencetrade 15 (Pty) Ltd the court addressed the issue regarding set-off where the tenant argued that vacant occupation of the entire leased premises was not received. In this case Hencetrade (hereinafter referred to as the

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It is an accepted norm that it is the seller’s right to appoint the conveyancer to oversee the transfer of the property. If the purchaser insists on appointing the conveyancer, it must be entered as a condition in the offer and the seller can then

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Common law marriages are not recognised in South African law. The amount of time a couple has been living together does not translate into a “default marriage”. As such, the laws that protect individuals in a marital relationship will not apply to couples who live

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You may not be held liable for the debt of your home’s previous owner – or for three decades of municipal debt linked to your property. This week, the North Gauteng High Court ruled that January’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling that homeowners could be

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