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Deadline for submissions on land expropriation without compensation extended

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has extended the deadline for written submissions on land expropriation without compensation to 15 June 2018...

14 May 2018

Who is responsible for sectional title repairs - owner or body corporate?

Owners in sectional title schemes often think that the body corporate is automatically responsible to repair damage to their section if the damage is the result of some failure of the common property...

By Anton Kelly 10 May 2018

How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas

Land debates are reverberating across South Africa...

By Sarita Pillay 8 May 2018

Fraud, an increasingly prevalent threat in real estate industry

A proliferation of brazen fraudsters are increasingly using sophisticated scams to not only fleece buyers and sellers, but also property practitioners...

7 May 2018

Recovering arrear levies from defaulting home owners just got easier

A change of legislation will now make it easier for sectional title trustees and home owners' association directors to recover arrear levies from defaulting home owners...

7 May 2018

How to object to property valuations after deadline

It often happens that property owners miss the deadline for objection to incorrect details on a property roll. If municipal staff advise you that there is nothing you can do after the fact to fix the problem, they are wrong. Here are the steps that a property owner can take to compel the municipality to investigate and correct an error on a valuation roll outside of the prescribed time periods for objection to that roll.

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Maike Gohl 4 May 2018

Why the Fish River Sun land claim case took 20 years

On 10 April 2018, the Land Claims Court delivered judgment in a case involving three competing land claims...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 24 Apr 2018

Mining communities' right to say no to be tested in court

A test case will be heard in North Gauteng High Court today, which could set a precedent on a communities' right to say no to mining activities on their traditional land...

23 Apr 2018

#LandExpropriation: Vumelana calls for CPI participation in property clause review

The public hearing process on the expropriation of land without compensation is scheduled to begin on 8 May...

20 Apr 2018

No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation

The process is still a long way off from being proclaimed into law...

By Stuart Manning 19 Apr 2018

Call for submissions on land expropriation without compensation

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee, set up to review Section 25 of the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land without compensation, has called for written public submissions...

16 Apr 2018

Court rules that banks can sell your house for next to nothing

When a person obtains a home loan from the bank, a mortgage bond is usually registered over their home as security by the bank...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 16 Apr 2018

Wild Coast toll road: new court battle looms

The SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has promised to respond by the end of the month to a legal challenge to the controversial R9bn N2 Wild Coast Toll Road from East London to Durban...

By Thembela Ntongana 10 Apr 2018

Stop illegal occupation of buildings

Gauteng Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements MEC Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa has renewed calls to owners of private buildings to work with authorities to prevent the illegal occupation of buildings...

10 Apr 2018

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