Newsletters 2014


THE GOLF ESTATE RULES THAT SENT A ST BERNARD TO THE DOGHOUSE

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December 2014

Living in a residential estate means submitting yourself to all rules and regulations lawfully imposed by the estate’s management on residents.

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DEVELOPERS: REGISTER OR REGRET

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November 2014

Residential property developers need to note the recent Constitutional Court judgment confirming that you must register with the NHBRC...

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HOUSES – Transfer Trumps Intention

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October 2014

Although in practice title deeds as registered in the Deeds Office are accepted as proof positive of property ownership, two important SCA (Supreme Court of Appeal) decisions illustrate a little-known but potentially serious danger here...

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PROPERTY FRAUD: BUYERS, BONDHOLDERS BEWARE

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September 2014

Although in practice title deeds as registered in the Deeds Office are accepted as proof positive of property ownership, two important SCA (Supreme Court of Appeal) decisions illustrate a little-known but potentially serious danger here.

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A GAME OF HOMES – SEA VIEW WARS

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August 2014

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment underlines once again the need to properly record any and all agreements relating to your property.

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IMMIGRANTS, VISITORS AND PARENTS: NEW TRAVELLING RULES, NEW RISKS

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July 2014

Extensive media coverage of the new Immigration Regulations suggests that they are very likely to be challenged in the courts as unworkable and unconstitutional, but bear in mind that in the interim...

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HOUSES, COHABITATION, CO-OWNERSHIP, AND THE DANGER OF DISPUTE

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June 2014

“Communio est mater rixarum” (Roman law maxim meaning “Co-ownership is the mother of disputes”)

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HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS: CAN YOU BAN A HOME BUSINESS?

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May 2014

All Home Owners Associations (“HOAs”) and their home owner members should be aware of a recent High Court judgment addressing the knotty problem...

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YOUR CAR - WASHED, WAXED AND STOLEN. CAN YOU SUE?

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April 2014

You leave your precious car for a wax and polish at a car wash, and a thief steals it. Can you sue the car wash for the value of your car?

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THE DEVELOPER, THE UPMARKET GOLF ESTATE, AND THE “ADEQUATE” CLUBHOUSE

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March 2014

Whether you are a keen golfer or not (Churchill seems to have been in the latter camp), and whatever your reasons for buying property, always keep this in mind...

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PROPERTY: TROUBLE WITH TRUSTS

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February 2014

Whether or not 2014 lives up to the forecasts of accelerating strength in the property market, you need to know that your sale or purchase of land will be invalid...

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PROPERTY BUYERS: A R25m CAUTIONARY TALE

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January 2014

Property can be a great investment. Just be sure to do your homework, and seek professional advice, before you buy...

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