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Fraudulent KZN transactions

The KwaZulu-Natal Law Society has issued an urgent warning to all conveyancers about a series of fraudulent transactions involving the registration of provincial land.

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Section 88 - Practical ramifications

Audrey Gwangwa discusses the practical ramifications in applying section 88 of the Deeds Registries Act vis-a-vis section 21 of the Matrimonial Property Act.

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Beware of fraudulent spam email

Conveyancers must be aware of incidents involving fraudulent spam emails purporting to come from WinDeed (an Offer to Purchase and a Deeds Office document copy).

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Proof of valid customary marriages

Allen West suggests a solution to problems which arise when Deeds Offices insist on a registration certificate or order of court to prove the validity of a customary marriage.

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Real estate mediation

Craig Berg discusses the value and advantages of mediation in commercial and residential real estate disputes in stopping the costs before they get to court.

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Taxing income on a property sale

M v the Commissioner for SARS addresses the issue of when income accrues to taxpayer from the sale of immovable properties in the course of its trade.

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Occupancy Certificates

Jack Crook discusses Occupancy Certificates - what they are, who must obtain then, how they protect you and when, why and how you need to apply for them. 

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Estate problem

An interesting question has arisen and needs to be answered about how one deals with land in a Liquidation and Distribution account when nobody wants to own it. 

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Re-introducing the Constitution

NADEL will be embarking on an enrichment course to empower attorneys by re-introducing them to the Constitution and the active role it plays in day-to-day practice.