May 28, 2024

Are You Using Your Residential Property for an Unauthorised or Illegal Purpose?

Residential homeowners must be aware of the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the case of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan […]
April 23, 2024

Understanding your rights: Breach and penalty clauses in property agreements

When buying immovable property, the offer to purchase serves as an agreement between buyer and seller. Within this document, certain clauses demand meticulous attention from both […]
April 23, 2024

What implications does a lien have on eviction proceedings: Part 1.

In conflicts between property owners and tenants seeking compensation for property improvements before leaving, eviction proceedings are possible, but success depends on location and lease terms. […]
January 22, 2024

Understanding mortgage bond cancellation: Key steps and considerations

In South Africa, the process of cancelling a mortgage bond is commonly necessitated when a property is sold or the bond is fully paid off. This […]
November 27, 2023

Should sellers provide approved building plans when selling property?

The simple answer is no. However, the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act mandates that local authorities approve building plans for the construction, alteration, or […]
September 22, 2023

The ABCs of Lease Agreements in South Africa

Navigating the world of lease agreements can be complex and fraught with potential pitfalls. In South Africa, these agreements are an essential tool for establishing clear […]
August 25, 2023

Exercise of rights and obligations under a praedial servitude

A servitude is a limited real right which entitles its holder either to the use and enjoyment of another person’s property or to insist that such […]
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