Legislation

Urban Densification

What is urban densification and how does it affect you? The Council has a policy of encouraging more and more people to live and occupy the existing areas within the city of Johannesburg. The practical effect is to allow developers to erect more and more smaller and more compact apartments in the city. The City …

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Recent changes to Transfer Duty, Conveyancing Fees, Deeds Office charges, Capital Gains Tax and Withholding Tax.

As you know, many different institutions rely on conveyancers to collect their money. For instance, we collect for Receiver of Revenue, The Deeds Office, software vendors, ourselves and others from purchasers. This year, there have been the following recent changes to the costs: 1 March 2017 – Transfer duty; 1 April 2017 – The Deeds …

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Getting Married? Your choice of marital regime will affect your freedom to trade, legal and financial status.

Marriage is one of the most important decisions that a person will make in their lives and when the excitement of gowns and venues has calmed down, serious thought must be given to the manner in which to be married. Don’t assume you and your partner are both on the same page. It’s hard to …

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What is FICA and why must I provide it?

It is compulsory under The Financial Intelligence Centre Act(FICA) and is aimed at eliminating Money Laundering and financial fraud. FICA compels “accountable institutions”, such as banks and attorneys to physically identify and verify their customers. Accountable institutions are also required by law to report “suspicious and unusual” transactions as well is any cash deposits in …

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