Law Reports

Cyberscam targeting conveyancers

16 March 2017

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

Rights to views and privacy

20 April 2017

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

Amber Mountain

18 May 2017

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.

Beware the bond clause

06 July 2017

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.

PIE Problems with tenants

13 July 2017

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.

Not worth the paper

24 August 2017

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.

Jordaan v City of Tshwane

31 August 2017

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.

Moosa v Harnaker

21 September 2017

An overdue decision: s2C(1) Wills Act: definition of a surviving spouse includes spouses in marriages concluded according to Muslim rites – Constitutional Court to confirm.

Bondev

05 October 2017

Bondev: Conditions in title deeds for property to be re-transferred back to a developer in certain circumstances are personal, not real rights, capable of prescription.

Don't touch my ducting

12 October 2017

Jack Crook discusses a recent case about a dispute involving an HOA as to whether or not Telkom was obliged to share its ducting facilities for fibre with Vodacom.
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