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Jordaan v City of Tshwane

Jordaan and Others v City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and Others: Section 118(3) is constitutional -  but buyers are not liable for seller's historical municipal debts.

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Not worth the paper

Jack Crook highlights how essential it is to comply with all necessary formalities when entering into agreements, particularly when dealing with the sale of property.

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PIE Problems with tenants

Properly applied, PIE should only delay or suspend a landowner’s full property rights until it is just to evict unlawful occupiers and how - Jack Crook reports.

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Beware the bond clause

A bond clause offers standard protection to the buyer and is suspensive, it must be drafted precisely to avoid any room for argument - Jack Crook reports.

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Amber Mountain

Amber Mountain Investments: a seller is liable for a property's rates only up to the date of transfer and therefore a clearance certificate can't be withheld once paid.

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Rights to views and privacy

Jack Crook highlights a recent High Court decision which once again reminds buyers and developers to do their homework before buying or developing property.

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Cyberscam targeting conveyancers

Carmel Rickard discusses Lochner v Schaefer Incorporated and Others in which compensation was sought from conveyancers who had fallen victim to a cyberscam.

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10% Commission - lost

Jack Crook discusses a recent case which shows yet again how essential it is to double-check that your Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) is both current and valid.

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Barking dogs driving you batty?

Jack Crook considers a recent High Court case which neatly illustrates our law's approach to protecting oneself from noisy neighbours generally.