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July 27, 2018

Are restraint of trade agreements important for business?

A restraint of trade is an agreement between an employer and an employee, or a provision in an employment contract that restricts an employee from being […]
July 27, 2018

Important steps for the transfer of property

The transfer process can take up to three-months, sometimes longer. There are different steps involved in the transfer of a property, these include: Instruction. A conveyancer […]
July 27, 2018

Before leasing, include these in the agreement

If you consider leasing out your property, it is important not to overlook any requirement and expectations you may have of the incoming tenant. A basic […]
July 27, 2018

Awaiting your deposit

What to know when your landlord has your deposit and has failed to pay it out You have viewed the new property and secured it by […]
July 18, 2018

Can the police search a person without a warrant of arrest?

This article focuses on primarily whether the police may search a person without a warrant of arrest. On the face of it, it would appear that […]
July 18, 2018

The rights of a domestic partnership

Domestic partnerships, also known as cohabitation relationships, are becoming more common in our modern day society, and it therefore becomes ever more important for parties to […]
July 18, 2018

The a, b and c of service of legal documents

How are legal documents supposed to be served, and what is regarded as invalid service? Purpose of service of legal documents: The fundamental rule with regards […]
July 18, 2018

Properly executing a will is extremely important

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a last will and testament for me as my will no longer reflected my wishes. At my request, […]
June 11, 2018

Can I sue someone if they insult me?

Being insulted by another person can be hurtful, embarrassing and damaging. Much of the time we’re told just to develop a thicker skin and move on, […]
June 11, 2018

Why is my property transfer taking so long?

After signing a deed of sale, the purchasers often want to move into the property as soon as possible. When they are informed of the process […]
June 11, 2018

Safeguarding children’s rights during divorce

Divorce and the resulting challenges regarding child custody and the responsibilities of parents can be an ugly and difficult process. This is especially true of the […]
June 11, 2018

Can I amend my will?

Having a will is a final statement of how you want your assets to be managed after your death. However, sometimes you may want to change […]
May 17, 2018

Selling your property? There might be some costs you are
not aware of

If you are selling property in South Africa, check what costs you have to pay, and if they’re applicable to you. Bond costs Cancellation Costs: This […]
May 3, 2018

Compensation for a fatal holiday resort accident

Emily and Nathan were a happily married couple in their early thirties with two minor children. Emily was a stay at home mom and Nathan was […]
May 3, 2018

How to apply for spousal maintenance?

Maintenance is the obligation to provide another person, for example a minor, with housing, food, clothing, education and medical care, or with the means that are […]
May 3, 2018

Should I plan my estate as a young adult?

It is very important for you to plan your estate, which could include a living will, a last will and a living trust. This can help […]
May 3, 2018

What is the sale agreement?

Whenever you buy or sell a house you will encounter the sale agreement, which is also called an “offer to purchase”. This is a contract between […]
May 2, 2018

Considering adoption? Here’s what you need to know

Growing your family through adoption is a bold step towards giving another child a loving, comfortable home. The legal age for being able to adopt in […]
May 2, 2018

Co-owning property with someone else: The ups and downs

What is co-ownership? Co-ownership is when one or more people jointly own the same property. In essence, it is when they legally share ownership without dividing […]
May 2, 2018

Medical Negligence Claims

Medical negligence refers to a negative consequence of a medical treatment that could have been avoided by the medical practitioner. The Health Professions Act 56 of […]