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Escaping surety

Jack Crook discusses a recent High Court decision which illustrates one of the very restricted circumstances in which you may be able to escape from a suretyship you signed yourself into.

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Early lease cancellation

Jack Crook gives insights and explains your rights in terms of the lease itself and under the Consumer Protection Act as to what happens if you cancel your lease early.

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Pre-emptive rights

Rosanne Kinder discusses Makone v Tassos in which the Constitutional Court held that a lessees pre-emptive rights continue when a contract is extended on expiry.

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Resolving disputes

Jack Crook discusses the advantages for landlords and tenants in using the Rental Housing Tribunal to settle their residential housing disputes. 

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Newsletters work

Which is why they are used, but as Jack Crook explains, their marketing magic fails when conveyancers make too many mistakes in their client newsletters.

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Mother of disputes

Jack Crook explains why "co-ownership is the mother of disputes", suggests a potential solution and gives a checklist to avoid costly disputes arising.

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CPA v the voetstoots clause

Jack Crook emphasises the need for both sellers and buyers (of anything) to understand how the Consumer Protection Act affects the common “voetstoots” (“as is”) clause.

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Lease premiums

Graeme Palmer discusses the tax treatment of lease premiums in the light of a recently released draft interpretation note by SARS.

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Unable to write

Dudley Lee suggests that the rule about the signing of a power of attorney by a person who cannot write requiring a commissioner of oaths' confirmation is wrong.