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Featured Articles - Property Law

Can I install a generator at my sectional unit?

14 June 2022

With the troubles of load shedding exacerbating the difficulty for many to work from home, many sectional owners are considering the option of a generator to keep things going through load shedding. But can you just install a generator in your unit, or do you need permission to do so?

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Can a body corporate accept less than full outstanding levies?

19 May 2022

The recent Covid-pandemic has affected many people financially and body corporates are also regularly confronted with owners that fall behind in their levies and receive requests for reduced payments. But, can a body corporate just accommodate such requests and settle for a lower amount or write off arrear levies?

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Remission of rent and sub-lessees

19 May 2022

The Covid-pandemic caused a major disruption to many commercial rental properties, with lessees claiming remission of rent because of their inability to use and enjoy the rental properties. Although subject to many factors, it is common cause that lessees have been able to claim remission of rent due to Covid-19. But what is the position when it comes to a sub-lessee? Can a lessee claim for remission of rent if the sub-lessee was deprived of occupation?

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The drive to transform under the new Property Practitioners Act

13 April 2022

With all the media focus lately on the new Property Practitioners Act and new regulations and requirements regarding Fidelity Fund certificates, it’s easy to miss the impact this Act intends to make on much-needed transformation of the property sector. Here we highlight a few of the key measures that will impact on transformation in the property industry.

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Exploring the new Property Practitioners Act

21 March 2022

Most estate agents by now know that the new Property Practitioners Act has come into effect. Yet surprisingly, there is still a lot of confusion about how the Act will affect Estate Agencies and their agents. To help, we have unpacked some of the key points to be considered by any estate agency and property practitioner.

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414
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Can you avoid bond cancellation costs?

08 February 2022

When your property is in the market and you cancel your bond, is there any way to avoid the bank’s cancellation fee? 

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444
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The when, what and how of estate agent commission

12 October 2021

We’ve put our house in the market and have an estate agent that is helping us sell our property. However, we have also told our friends that we are selling should anyone know of an interested buyer. But what happens if we get a buyer independent from our estate agent? Must we still pay agent’s commission?

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Can I run a business from a residential property?

14 September 2021

I’m looking at buying an old house and renovating such to use as offices for my general medical practice. In the area that I’m looking at there are a number of small businesses also operating from houses. However, I want to make sure I’m allowed to run my practice from this property. How can I do that?

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What are the legal costs involved in buying a property?

10 August 2021

My wife and I are considering buying a house. This is a big decision for us and we want to make sure we are financially prepared for all the costs and expenses involved in doing so. I understand that in addition to the purchase price there may also be additional attorney costs I would need to factor in. Can you explain how this will work and how I can budget for such costs?

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551
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The basics of starting a sectional title development

14 June 2021

I’ve inherited a piece of property that a few people have told me is ideal for a small sectional title development. I know it will be costly and take time, but was wondering if you could briefly explain to me what will need to happen for me to make this a reality?

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280
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Can you sell your commercial property and help finance part of the deal?

20 May 2021

We’re a small building developer and have invested quite a bit in building some high-end commercial properties. The problem is many of our interested buyers cannot get a 100% loan from the bank and this usually sinks the deal. Can we as developer help finance the loan shortfall for a potential buyer?

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165
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Are you liable for interest on municipal rates accounts not received?

16 April 2021

I purchased my first house a few months ago and have never received a municipal rates and taxes account from the municipality. I tried a few times to call the municipality but no one got back to me. When I eventually went to the municipality, I was informed that I am in arrears and that they have charged me interest even though I never even received an account. Can they do this?

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294
Article

Can I install a generator at my sectional unit?

14 June 2022

With the troubles of load shedding exacerbating the difficulty for many to work from home, many sectional owners are considering the option of a generator to keep things going through load shedding. But can you just install a generator in your unit, or do you need permission to do so?

Show more
READ MORE
108
Article

Can a body corporate accept less than full outstanding levies?

19 May 2022

The recent Covid-pandemic has affected many people financially and body corporates are also regularly confronted with owners that fall behind in their levies and receive requests for reduced payments. But, can a body corporate just accommodate such requests and settle for a lower amount or write off arrear levies?

Show more
READ MORE
109
Article

Remission of rent and sub-lessees

19 May 2022

The Covid-pandemic caused a major disruption to many commercial rental properties, with lessees claiming remission of rent because of their inability to use and enjoy the rental properties. Although subject to many factors, it is common cause that lessees have been able to claim remission of rent due to Covid-19. But what is the position when it comes to a sub-lessee? Can a lessee claim for remission of rent if the sub-lessee was deprived of occupation?

Show more
READ MORE
116
Article

The drive to transform under the new Property Practitioners Act

13 April 2022

With all the media focus lately on the new Property Practitioners Act and new regulations and requirements regarding Fidelity Fund certificates, it’s easy to miss the impact this Act intends to make on much-needed transformation of the property sector. Here we highlight a few of the key measures that will impact on transformation in the property industry.

Show more
READ MORE
78
Article

Exploring the new Property Practitioners Act

21 March 2022

Most estate agents by now know that the new Property Practitioners Act has come into effect. Yet surprisingly, there is still a lot of confusion about how the Act will affect Estate Agencies and their agents. To help, we have unpacked some of the key points to be considered by any estate agency and property practitioner.

Show more
READ MORE
414
Article

Can you avoid bond cancellation costs?

08 February 2022

When your property is in the market and you cancel your bond, is there any way to avoid the bank’s cancellation fee? 

Show more
READ MORE
444
Article

The when, what and how of estate agent commission

12 October 2021

We’ve put our house in the market and have an estate agent that is helping us sell our property. However, we have also told our friends that we are selling should anyone know of an interested buyer. But what happens if we get a buyer independent from our estate agent? Must we still pay agent’s commission?

Show more
READ MORE
74
Article

Can I run a business from a residential property?

14 September 2021

I’m looking at buying an old house and renovating such to use as offices for my general medical practice. In the area that I’m looking at there are a number of small businesses also operating from houses. However, I want to make sure I’m allowed to run my practice from this property. How can I do that?

Show more
READ MORE
743
Article

What are the legal costs involved in buying a property?

10 August 2021

My wife and I are considering buying a house. This is a big decision for us and we want to make sure we are financially prepared for all the costs and expenses involved in doing so. I understand that in addition to the purchase price there may also be additional attorney costs I would need to factor in. Can you explain how this will work and how I can budget for such costs?

Show more
READ MORE
551
Article

The basics of starting a sectional title development

14 June 2021

I’ve inherited a piece of property that a few people have told me is ideal for a small sectional title development. I know it will be costly and take time, but was wondering if you could briefly explain to me what will need to happen for me to make this a reality?

Show more
READ MORE
280
Article

Can you sell your commercial property and help finance part of the deal?

20 May 2021

We’re a small building developer and have invested quite a bit in building some high-end commercial properties. The problem is many of our interested buyers cannot get a 100% loan from the bank and this usually sinks the deal. Can we as developer help finance the loan shortfall for a potential buyer?

Show more
READ MORE
165
Article

Are you liable for interest on municipal rates accounts not received?

16 April 2021

I purchased my first house a few months ago and have never received a municipal rates and taxes account from the municipality. I tried a few times to call the municipality but no one got back to me. When I eventually went to the municipality, I was informed that I am in arrears and that they have charged me interest even though I never even received an account. Can they do this?

Show more
READ MORE
294
Article

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We work closely with estate agents, bond originators, financial institutions and other entities as required to provide a total property solution to our clients.
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Thinking of upgrading? Buying or Selling? We've got you covered.

We focus on providing dedicated and task-orientated support to clients.

We work closely with estate agents, bond originators, financial institutions and other entities as required to provide a total property solution to our clients.
CONTACT US