16 March 2017Carmel Rickard discusses Lochner v Schaefer Incorporated and Others in which compensation was sought from conveyancers who had fallen victim to a cyberscam.
20 April 2017Jack Crook highlights a recent High Court decision which once again reminds buyers and developers to do their homework before buying or developing property.
18 May 2017Amber 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.
06 July 2017A 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.
13 July 2017Properly 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.
24 August 2017Jack Crook highlights how essential it is to comply with all necessary formalities when entering into agreements, particularly when dealing with the sale of property.
31 August 2017Jordaan 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.
21 September 2017An overdue decision: s2C(1) Wills Act: definition of a surviving spouse includes spouses in marriages concluded according to Muslim rites – Constitutional Court to confirm.
05 October 2017Bondev: 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.
12 October 2017Jack 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.