Often referred to as the "life-blood" of the body corporate, owners have to pay contributions and trustees, managing agents and attorneys may have to collect them...
Jennifer Paddock 6 Apr 2018
Established during 2001, the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants...
Adrian Goslett 22 May 2017
Putting a home up for sale takes some preparation on the seller's part as they need to have all of their compliance certificates in order before taking the step of listing their home on the market...
Adrian Goslett 8 May 2017
The change of ownership of an immovable doesn't happen when the Offer to Purchase is signed, or even when the purchase price is paid to the seller...
Adrian Goslett 18 Apr 2017
There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the contract?
Adrian Goslett 17 Feb 2017
A judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal in City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell, on 29 January 2016, has opened the way for municipalities to take legal action against a present owner of a property for debts owed to it by former owners...
Chantelle Gladwin 10 Feb 2016
A new SARS Ruling, Binding Private Ruling 217 deals with the estate duty implications for non-resident individual investors - the key issue being how certain sections of the Estate Duty Act (EDA) would apply...
Heinrich Louw 28 Jan 2016
The June 2015 case of EM and EM Engineering v KwaDukuza Municipality and Others concerned the liability for rates over newly subdivided land...
Dylan Bradford 6 Nov 2015
The proposed new legislation which requires estate agents to recommend a home inspection to all prospective buyers is a welcome step towards greater transparency in the buy/sell process. But it doesn't go far enough...
Ronald Ennik 10 Apr 2015
Since the promulgation of the CPA on 1 April 2011 there has been debate as to whether the voetstoots clause is permitted by the CPA...
Chantelle Gladwin 20 Nov 2014
The news that an electronic deeds registration bill will be introduced to decrease turnaround time and the registration of property is fantastic news.
Mark Brickles 22 Aug 2014
The Credit Amnesty Act has raised a fair amount of concern in the rental industry especially among landlords and estate agents renting out property to tenants.
Martin Goodman 30 Jul 2014
COJ recently purported to open Supplementary Roll 11 to the 2008 General Valuation Roll, for public comment. This roll purports to relate to properties that need to be re-valued for the purposes of the 2008 General Valuation Roll, in respect of the period 1 August 2012 to 30 June 2013.
Chantelle Gladwin 14 Jul 2014
Supplementary Roll 11 to the City of Johannesburg's (COJs) 2008 General Valuation Roll has been released for public inspection and will be open from 25 June 2014 to 8 August 2014.
Chantelle Gladwin 11 Jul 2014
The war on counterfeiting takes place on many levels, not all of them successful. However, there is another frontier where anti-counterfeiting can potentially be very effective - and that is by holding landlords liable for the crimes of their tenants.
Steven Yeates 24 Jun 2014
Ownership is arguably the most extensive right that persons have with regard to their property. So, if an owner is deprived of its property without a legal cause, the owner is entitled to recover the property from the person in possession of it.
Amanda Swanson 9 May 2014