What First-Time Home Buyers Should Know About Conveyancing Fees

Conveyancers are required to collect a bundle of transfer and bond costs; some of which are on behalf of other parties[more]

72-hour Continued Marketing Clause: Avoiding the Pitfalls

The risk of overlapping sales going awry is high and therefore one should take extra care in entering into this type of agreement[more]

Can A “Late” Offer To Purchase Be Accepted: After It Had Already Expired

The Court declared that an expired offer to purchase could be accepted. With regards to a Sedgefield sale, the seller signed to accept the offer to purchase, 4 days after it had already expired. The seller then refused to give transfer. The buyer sued the seller, claiming that there was a valid[more]

Stormwater Control Between Neighbours

How to address water runoff and addressing issues with your neighbour[more]

How the Mandatory Disclosure and Voetstoots apply to the Absence of Approved Building Plans

The National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act (no 103 of 1977) stipulate that no person may erect, alter, add to, or convert any building without the prior approval of the Local Authority. There have been two court decisions on a sale where there were no approved building plans and in[more]

How Voetstoots Is Modified By “Mandatory Disclosure”

If you are aware of any defects you will have to disclose them, even for voetstoots sales[more]

Power Of Attorney Checklist To Comply With Deeds Office Regulations

Follow this checklist to comply with Deeds Office Regulations. Download free Special Power Attorney template[more]

Can the Purchase Price of a South African property be paid offshore?

Sections 6 and 7 of the Exchange Control Regulations provide that the purchase price must be paid to and received in South Africa. The proceeds of the sale have to be received in the Republic within 30 days after becoming so entitled[more]

“Collecting POPIA information from Google and LinkedIn” is allowed.

“If a new client contacts me, do I need to get his consent?” Yes. You are allowed to collect information about the client from the Internet; but will have to obtain his consent in due course. The general rule is that information must be collected directly from the client – Section 12[more]