Deceased Estate Transfer of Property: With and Without a Will

Deceased Estate Transfer of Property  When the registered owner of a property passes away, their property forms part of what is called a deceased estate. The process that is followed for a deceased estate transfer of property is determined by the deceased’s Will and Testament, or absence thereof. In some cases the property is inherited […]

Conveyancing and Property Auctions

Purchasing a Property on Auction  In South Africa, the popularity of property auctions have increased in recent years, offering a suitable alternative for prospective buyers. Regardless of this trend, it is important to remember that auctions may not be a good fit in every scenario.  It is recommended that you have a basic understanding of […]

Conveyancing and Cancelling a Mortgage Bond

As a homeowner, there are several reasons why you may need to cancel your mortgage bond or home loan. In this article, we will briefly look at the reasons why you may be cancelling a mortgage bond, as well as the steps that you need to take to successfully cancel your bond.  The Steps to […]

The Role of Conveyancing Attorneys During the Conveyancing Process

What Do Conveyancing Attorneys Do?  If you are beginning the process of buying your first home, it is possible that the terms conveyancing and conveyancing attorneys is still foreign to you. In this article, we will be giving you a brief overview of these, and other related terms. Conveyancing attorneys, also called conveyancers, play an […]

Eviction Notice Without a Lease in South Africa

Eviction Notice Without a Lease

Evicting a Tenant Without a Lease  In this article, we will be discussing the process of eviction notice without a lease to assist landlords in handling such cases. A landlord may choose to evict his or her tenant for a variety of reasons. This might include a tenant that refuses to vacate the property after […]

How To Terminate a Commercial Lease Agreement

Terminating a Commercial Lease Agreement Both tenants and landlords may occasionally find themselves in circumstances necessitating the early termination of a commercial lease agreement. In the event that this happens, it is advisable to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney who will be able to guide you through the process, get you the best […]

Managing Agents and the Property Practitioners Act, 2019

In this article we will examine the following: What Managing Agents who are registered as Estate Agents need to look out for in the new Property Practitioners Act, 2019 (PPA) What Managing Agents who are not registered as Estate Agents need to do in terms of the PPA Exactly who at a Managing Agent’s office […]

Eviction Notice in South Africa: How To Legally Evict Tenants

Eviction Law in South Africa  Several legislative guidelines are in place to protect the rights of tenants, and landlords are cautioned to follow the proper procedures for a legal eviction. When it comes to evicting tenants, landlords are not allowed to take matters into their own hands. A tenant must be placed in breach of […]

Marsh Rose Body Corporate/Steinmuller – Full Bench of JHB High Court Rules on Section 15B(3), Clearance Certificates – Appeal by Alan Levy Attorneys to the SCA

Dear Valued Managing Agent 1. Our litigation department, acting for the Body Corporate in the above matter, recently received judgment of the full bench of the Jhb High Court. For a copy of the judgment, please contact our offices. The judgment: 1.1 Impacts on the till now accepted, proper and reasonable interpretation of Section 15B(3)(a)(i)(aa) […]

The Arbitration Act: How Does The Arbitration Process Work in South Africa?

The Arbitration Act and Arbitration Meaning  Arbitration is a contract based form of alternative dispute resolution that takes place outside of court. The Arbitration Act No. 42 of 1965 governs the arbitration process in South Africa. In order for a dispute to be referred for arbitration, both parties must agree to arbitration. Instead of going […]

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