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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.

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Sable Hills

Sable Hills Waterfront Estate- Obligation of HOA members to pay levies for stands and units in a development is a question of interpreting the articles of association.

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Building in a development?

Jack Crook discusses a recent case which highlights the risks associated with not building on your plot in a development within the time limit specified.

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Brodsky

Brodsky Trading:  Estate agent company converts to a CC; EAAB not advised of conversion; original fidelity fund certificate issued to non-existent company is invalid.

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At last - S118(3)

Municipalities may not hold new owners of properties liable for municipal debts older than two years under Section 118(3) of the Municipal Systems Act No 32 of 2000.