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May 2, 2018

Planning your Estate as newlyweds

For newlyweds, one of the most important tasks to attend to is estate planning. The estate planning will depend on what the couple wants and what […]
April 9, 2018

What should a conveyancer do?

Conveyancing (or conveyance) is the legal term for the process whereby a person, company, close corporation or trust becomes the registered and legal owner of immovable […]
April 9, 2018

The basics of Estate Duty

When a person dies, they leave behind an estate which includes everything they own. Estate Duty is payable on the estate of every person who dies […]
April 9, 2018

How and when to use the small claims court

The small claims court (SCC) is for anyone who wants to institute a minor civil claim against someone else. You can also claim against companies and […]
April 9, 2018

Customary marriages in South Africa

In South Africa, there are various forms of marriage, which includes Civil Marriage, Customary Marriage and Civil Union. For a long time, customary unions (marriages) did […]
March 15, 2018

VAT increase and the effect on property transfers and the registration of transfers before and after 1 April 2018.

The increase was announced in the Minister of Finance’s Budget Speech on 21 February 2018. The standard rate of VAT will change from 14% to 15% […]
February 23, 2018

How does the Budget Speech affect you, your property transactions and your estate?

On 21 February 2018, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his 2018 Budget Speech. Hereby a summary of the most significant proposals for the 2018/2019 Budget as […]
December 12, 2017

When does prescription of a debt start?

Debt does not last forever, after a period of time it prescribes and becomes invalid. Prescribed debt can be explained as old debt that has not […]
December 12, 2017

Municipal debt invalid, the Constitutional Court has ruled

On 23 May 2017, the Constitutional Court heard an application for confirmation of an order of the High Court of South Africa, that declared section 118(3) […]
December 12, 2017

Immediate steps following the death of a loved one

The death of a loved one is a difficult process to go through, and when the inevitable occurs, it is important to remember what happens next. […]
December 12, 2017

How to get divorced if it’s your only option

If a married couple has decided on getting divorced, the process may seem daunting and uncomfortable. However, it can be done efficiently, but there may still […]
December 12, 2017

Title deeds when buying or selling property

If you’re planning to buy a new property, you’ll need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you’re the owner of […]
December 12, 2017

The basics of creating a Last Will & Testament

Who your property is passed on to depends on whether you have a valid will or not. If you do have a valid will, then your […]
December 12, 2017

Is the tenant or landlord responsible for the water leaks?

Questions, and sometimes disputes, often arise between landlords and tenants regarding where the responsibility lies with the maintenance of a property. The simple answer is that […]
December 12, 2017

Can I get refunded if I’m sold a defective car?

Ford South Africa has been forced to recall more than 4500 Kuga Ecoboost 1.6 litre models manufactured between December 2012 and February 2014. Ford South Africa’s […]
December 12, 2017

Minimum wage increase

Minimum wage increase The Department of Labour released a media statement notifying trade unions about the wage increase. Once it becomes enacted as a law, no […]
December 12, 2017

How do I cancel a lease?

What happens when a landlord or a tenant wants to cancel a lease? What rules and what legislation apply? What protection does the law provide? If […]
December 12, 2017

Can I sue a shopping centre if I slip and fall?

By law, owners of businesses or property are required to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the general public. At minimum, owners or managers […]
December 12, 2017

Am I still liable for my spouse’s debt after divorce?

A husband and wife buy a house together. Their marriage takes a tumble, along with their ­finances, and they have to sell their home and are […]